Does Seroquel cause hair loss?

0 votes
asked Sep 13 in Hair by Mondiealisa (1,200 points)
Does Seroquel cause hair loss?

1 Answer

0 votes
answered Oct 2 by unvventea (8,430 points)
The medication Seroquel does sometimes cause hair loss in some people.

Other anti psychotic drugs have also caused hair loss in some people.

Seroquel is sometimes used for ADHD treatment.

Low doses of Seroquel are taken by some people with ADHD and it has been shown to help people with ADHD manage there symptoms.

The medication Seroquel does help panic and treats panic disorders with agoraphobia and also obsessive compulsive disorder.

Seroquel XR is a treatment option that is clinically proven for treating people with bipolar disorder.

When someone is struggling with depressive lows or manic highs with bipolar disorder Seroquel XR can help manage and treat those conditions.

The medication Seroquel is good for depression when used along with other antidepressants.

The Seroquel is used in addition to an antidepressant medicine to help treat peoples depression.

Seroquel is good for anxiety as well as improving concentration.

Seroquel is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness).

You cannot and should not stop taking Seroquel medication cold turkey.

When stopping Seroquel you need to do so gradually but only stop taking Seroquel under the direction of your doctor.

Medication that can replace Seroquel are Abilify, Quetiapine, Risperdal, Geodon, Invega and Lurasidone.

Taking Seroquel can make you angry as well as increase the risk of suicide or suicidal thoughts.

If you experience any suicidal thoughts, get angry, changes in your mood, depression, restlessness, panic, anxiety, irritability, aggression or impulsivity you should report it to your doctor.

The best antidepressant to take with Seroquel is Effexor.

Common antidepressants that are taken with Seroquel include.

Paxil® (paroxetine)
Prozac® (fluoxetine)
Zoloft® (sertraline)
Lexapro® (escitalopram)
Celexa® (citalopram)
Wellbutrin® (bupropion)
Amitriptyline.

Seroquel does make some people tired the next day as one of the side effects of taking Seroquel is daytime fatigue.

What Seroquel does in the brain is Seroquel works in the brain by blocking the receptors that are in the brain which dopamine acts on.

Because of this it prevents excessive activity of dopamine and also helps to control the symptoms of schizophrenia and also manic depression.

Seroquel is not an addictive medication although some people will abuse the Seroquel medication to get high and have the mind altering effects.

Seroquel is non habit forming although some people will abuse Seroquel but when taken normally and for it's intended purpose it's not habit forming.

Seroquel does cause weight gain in some people as one of the most common side effects of taking Seroquel is weight gain.

The main way that antipsychotics cause weight gain is by stimulating appetite so that people feel hungry, eat more food and take in more calories.

Some people taking antipsychotics report craving sweet or fatty food.

You should not take Seroquel when you're allergic to it or if you have demential related psychosis.

You should also not take Seroquel when you're taking other medications or drugs which include.

    Anti-arrhythmic drugs such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol.
    Antipsychotic drugs such as ziprasidone, chlorpromazine, or thioridazine.
    Antibiotics such as gatifloxacin or moxifloxacin.
    Pentamidine.
    Methadone.

You should not take Seroquel if you don't have a medical need for it or to abuse it and those who should not take Seroquel are those who are allergic to it.

Also those who have dementia related psychosis should not take Seroquel as it can increase the risk of death in older adults who have dementia related psychosis.

When Seroquel is working it should improve your mood, improve your appetite, improve your sleep and your energy levels should also increase.

If you have mood swings then you should have less severe mood swings when taking Seroquel.

After taking Seroquel it usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks of taking Seroquel for the Seroquel to kick in and show full effects.

Some people experience some of the effects within a week of taking Seroquel but not the full effects until 4 to 6 weeks.

Seroquel also known as Quetiapine is a serious drug and can cause serious health issues and even possible fatal side effects.

Drugs such as quetiapine raise the risk of death in seniors who have dementia.

Risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors warning: During the first few months of treatment, quetiapine may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults.

When taking quetiapine there may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia.

This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems.

Quetiapine may cause drowsiness, trouble with thinking, trouble with controlling body movements, or trouble with your vision (especially during the first week of use), which may lead to falls, fractures, or other injuries.

Quetiapine tablets and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions).

Over time, especially if abused, Seroquel can lead to the development of several adverse, and potentially long-lasting side effects.

In some instances, these effects are reversible when use of the drug ends, but in other situations, the changes can be permanent.

Quetiapine is the generic version of Seroquel and is available in the United States.

Seroquel (quetiapine) is a psychotropic medication used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.

Seroquel is also used in the treatment of major depression and bipolar disorder.

Quetiapine is available as the brand-name drugs Seroquel (immediate-release tablet) and Seroquel XR (extended-release tablet).

Both forms are also available as generic drugs.

Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version.

Seroquel helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life.

It may also improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level.

Quetiapine can help prevent severe mood swings or decrease how often mood swings occur.

61,788 questions

66,587 answers

812 comments

3,936,312 users

...