Medications – Be Informed 2


This is the last of the medications I take to treat me being bi-polar.  My medications is what keeps me stable.  A lot of mood stabilizers!

Medications Continued



This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sudden episodes of mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder). Quetiapine is known as an anti-psychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

Side Effects

Constipation, drowsiness, upset stomach, tiredness, weight gain, blurred vision, or dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

Dizziness or light headedness may occur, especially when you first start or increase your dose of this drug. Dizziness and light headedness can increase the risk of falling. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Information from:  WebMD.com


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  1. V

    It’s so important to know the helps and side effects medications could have on you. I recently got a prescription that had some serious side effects for me and the doctor didn’t tell me about them until after I had to go back and see him.

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  2. Chelsea Owens

    Maybe you cover this (I’m catching up), but what are YOUR side effects. Is it worth it?

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      For me Chelsea it is a constant feeling of a hangover(that’s what I call it). Doctor says some of them cause that feeling. It never wears off.
      Then there is a constant battle of constipation.

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      1. Chelsea Owens

        :/ A friend of mine gets weight and dry-mouth side effects with his medication.

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      2. Rethinking Scripture

        Dry mouth is very common on a lot of the meds.

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