From the seroquel.com website: “Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are two different mental disorders that affect millions of people in the United States. Seroquel
is a psychotropic medication shown to be effective in the treatment of many symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as in the treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder.”
"According to any of the patients I've talked to in the rehab unit, Seroquel makes the withdrawl symptoms much less harsh than the old days of the Methadone clinics."
Please don't vote about this definition until you've taken at least 150mg of this drug or else you're probably still believing the marketing lies.
I take a relatively low dose of 150-300 mg at 8pm every night to help me fall a sleep at 10pm and to help me sleep a full night.
This medicine has helped me A LOT during the 2 years that I've taken 150-300 mgs/night because I can now live without any sleep issues. I do not experience any downsides, I am not sleepy during the day, I have no problems concentrating or focusing on the tasks at hand and I wake up well rested and ready for the day after 6-9 hours of sleep depending on when my alarm goes off.
I too have experienced the downsides of Seroquel but only when I was taking 600mgs or more. My symptoms at that time was dizzyness, somnolence, fainting, tachycardia and irregular heartbeat. You should be aware that this could happen when taking Seroquel!
As every other drug/medicine this should be used with caution and you should be aware of what your body is experiencing but this is not a horrible drug, it works for many people (including me when I got the dosage right) and PLEASE, don't trust just one review of this medicine, talk to your physician, to others who have had experience taking Seroquel and it could end up helping you.
Seroquel also possesses anxiolytic qualities and is prescribed for some anxiety disorders.
Despite the absence of euphoria, or any physical rush, seroquel does have street value particularly in prisons where it is highly valued for its sedating properties. Some members of the public use seroquel to attenuate comedowns from amphetamines and stimulants.
Despite hearsay, it is not addictive, although a withdrawal syndrome does exist and the drug must be stopped gradually. The drug does not cause cancer.
Side effects include weight gain, somnolence and ataxia. EPSP is rare.
Friend: You are retarded.
Street name: "quell" or also "Suzie-Q"
-Hey bro, Score me some Quell's (Seroquel) as well, i don't feel like staying up for 3 days again.