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theraquil side effects ## I think this poster may have been referring to the prescription medication Seroquel, which contains the active ingredient Quetiapine. It is an atypical antipsychotic that's used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This class of medications do tend to cause some side effects that can be problematic, such as sedation, severe drowsiness and weight gain. There are more Seroquel details available here. Although, I will admit when I'm wrong, so if anyone does know of one under the name Theraquil, I'd greatly appreciate your posting and directing me to information on it. Are there any questions or comments? ## There is a medication called theraquil.

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I am going to be forced into taking a medication that causes suicidal side effects. What are the chances of getting suicidal side effects from Atypical or Antipsychotic medication? Has anyone ever gotten them? Unfortunately the other medications won’t help me and my mental health will be in jeopardy. Are there people out there that were able to take medication that had side effects that cause suicidal problems and are ok? I’m scared out of my trees. I won’t take it for this reason. Are there any good mood stabilizing medications for Bipolar Illness other than antipsychotics? Do they work just as well without the suicidal side effects? Thank you. ## Hi my 69 year old mom died because she was forced to take Risperdal injections and she got terrible suicidal ideation from...

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I have been taking 10mg of olazapine daily for about 2.5 years, will my urine drug test be positive for benzodiazepines? If it is positive, can GS/MC drug test reveal the specific drug I'm taking? ## I am sorry, but yes. I went to jail last Summer for 30 days for this. I think what you are referring to is Oprazolam, or something like that. I don't remember exactly what it is called. ## Zyprexa is an antidepressant right? You should be fine. Thats the good news. Now here is the bad news: You will be fine because the GC/MS test DOES tell exactly what drug has been used. Its not like it says "Opiates" and you are cool, wether you are taking hydrocodone or oxycodone..the GC/MS I hope this helps. ## No, Olanzapine isn't known to cause a false positive for any o...

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Hey. I take quetiapine (seroquel) for anxiety at 50 mg. I'm just wondering because I recently went to a different pharmacy to fill my prescription if there is a difference between brands. I have always received co-quetiapine, but this pharmacy gave me apo-quetiapine. Does the different brand matter? Will it have any effect? ## No, there shouldn't be a noticeable difference, both manufacturers are required to meet the same strict standards in order for their medications to be available for your doctor to prescribe. The FDA warns that Seroquel may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, gas, stomach pain, and fainting. Ref: Seroquel Information Is there anything else I can help with?

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Tienen ideas suicidas por tomar esa medicación (Xeplion)? Gracias por contestar! English Translation: Do you get suicidal thoughts from taking this medication (Xeplion)? Thanks for answering! ## Yes, that can be a potential side effect of Xeplion, and most other mental health medications, according to FDA warnings. Ref: Xeplion Information However, there is no way to be sure that the suicidal thoughts haven't been caused by the mental illness being treated, or a combination of both factors. Have you informed your doctor? You may need to change to a different medication.

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Hi, I was given Invega Sustenna at 100mg a month for 10 months since Dec 5th. My last shot was on August 29th 2013. The medication gave me severe anhedonia and I have lost the motivation and willpower to do anything. I can no longer experience joy, happiness, or pleasure from anything I do and I have no interest in doing anything. I constantly feel restless and uneasy and I just can't shake this feeling away no matter what. All of these started about a week after my first IV. I have been off this medication for almost 3 months now and I have yet to feel any improvements. I have read that it has a long half life of 25-49 days and that it can stay in your body for 300 days. So does that mean I will have to wait a year to start feeling better? Any info on someone who has been off this ...

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my daughter has been on risperdal for 7 years, dr wants her off it, so slowly doing this. But her withdrawell symptoms are hell, seeing snakes, and thinking there crawling on her, peeing her pants, chest pains, stomach pains. face breaking out in rash. Please dont put your kid on it, cant get mine of of it, dangerous. Had to take daughter to the er for a shot to calm her withdrawell symptoms. ## I'm so very sorry about what you're daughter is going through. How high of a dose was she taking? A medication like this must be stopped via a very slow taper to avoid withdrawal, and rebound effects, which also may include seizures, depression, diarrhea, and insomnia. How is she doing, now? Has there been any change? Ref: Risperdal Information Is she on any other medications?

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I'm looking for information on a blue and white capsule imprinted with "PFIZER 399 PFIZER 399". ## This tablet contains 80mgs of Ziprasidone (NDC 00049-3990). Inactive Ingredients: - Lactose - Magnesium Stearate - Starch, Corn Ref: DailyMed This capsule has been discontinued. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Ziprasidone (zi-PRAY-si-done) also known as Geodon. It treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder.

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My daughter-in-law has been diagnosed bi-polar and doesn't have any insurance and as we all know, when money is short, we as moms take the end of the line. When in fact, she needs to spend the money for the rest of the families sanity. Any direction you all can provide, will be greatly appreciated. ## I take zyprexa because of bipolar also and you can contact eli lilly company (the company that makes it) and they will give it to you for free because it costs ($346) and they know that some people can't afford it and they know that we need it. ## costco has generic Zyprexa for 16$ mo.Also Kroger pharma sells it at a matching price.(thats 5mg) ## Here's a Link to Lilly Cares, which is their patient assistance program, so you can check if she qualifies, and have her apply. Zypre...

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I am having a lot of secondary effects after stopping invega. 1. anhedonia 2. cognitive problems 3. walking problems 4. insomnia Is anyone experiencing the same? Especially the insomnia. It's almost 4 months without the medication and I sleep 1 hour. Please help. ## Sorry to hear about your insomnia and other issues after stopping Invega. I didn't see it specifically mentioned in the consumer drug information from Medline Plus. However, I did a bit more digging and pulled up the full clinical document from DailyMed, and it states: " Other Adverse Reactions Observed During Premarketing Evaluation of Paliperidone The following additional adverse reactions occurred in insomnia, nightmare 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION Physicians are advised to discuss the following issues w...

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I have just started taking Abilify for severe anxiety and some depression. I am wondering if anyone has had problems with weight gain while using this medication. ## I have been on abilify for almost 2 years and have gained 25 lbs. I wish I knew why it caused weight gain. I never had problems with weight before. ## My Son has been using this med for about a year.. he is on several other meds and has had a big issue with weight gain and bowel issues.. seems he had an increase in bowel issues once he was on this med.. ## My Daughter had gained alot of weight since being on abilfy ## While Abilify is known to cause weight gain, as a side effect, in studies it was shown to be less frequent, and lower wait gains, than other comparable medications, generally 1-10pounds. Ref: Abilify Informati...

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I found two white oblong cap lets with 300 C imprinted. Nothing on the back. Could you help me identify what they are. ## Hi Shroom, Would you describe the C as being a logo of some sort, or just a normal looking capitol C? As of yet, the closest match I'm seeing on the internet is a white oblong pill with "300" on one side and blank on the other. But no sign of the letter "C" next to it. This particular tablet contains 300mgs of Quetiapine Fumarate; marketed for its use in treating schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, & depression. Also, depending on where you found them, they could potentially be something that originated from another country outside of the US. Reason I say this is because it is usually fairly easy to identify US-based pharmaceutical meds. And to ...

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What is this pill used for? It's a round white tablet with the number 260 on one side and blank on the other side. ## This tablet is manufactured by Ascend Laboratories and they list it as containing 200mgs of Quetiapine, which is used to treat various mental health issues. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, somnolence, and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is there any report of joint aches and pains?

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I was told that his drug was discontinued due to high dosages due to heart attacks!I guess if you give a guy a 1000 mgs a day very day these things could happen. Anybody know where i could get a prescription???? I went to one mental clinic and told him what i needed and why and he gave me a prescription for a schizo and bipolar drug that did nothing. but make me sleepy and cause me to almost cause a accident. Help me guys or doctors. ## i have been on many different antipepressants since mellaril was discontinued and none have been any good but this drug id risk a heart attack to stay mentally well cause without it ive had many suicide attempts anyway. ## If the drug has been disconitinued for usage in the US, then I am sorry, there is no way to obtain it legally here. Even if you try t...

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I was forced 6 injections. I'm dying from it. IT is the worst torturous death you can imagine. over 50 side effects. don't ever try this crap ## Hello, Shane! How are you? I'm sorry that you're miserable. What types of side effects are you experiencing? Invega Sustenna is a very potent medication that's most commonly used to treat schizophrenia and such drugs are well known to cause a lot of side effects. Those listed by the FDA may include administration site reactions, sedation, dizziness, dry mouth and somnolence. ## How about loosing my feet and tinnitus and 100 others now. ## I feel just like you. It's the worst drug ever. I hope we all get normal again. I've been off for 3 months (pure hell). Looking forward to it being out of my system. Anyway, here...

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## I just started Abilify 2 months ago... what a trip it's been! At the beginning I started to hear voices, luckily they were my son and husband. (I called my shrink, no return call.) Then when I took a nap, I could hear them, I talked to them and saw them if I woke up quick. (I called my shrink, no return call.) I can't remember the easiest words during a conversation, and have to describe it. You know that round thing on your car that can pop, yeah tire! .... I'm calling to make an appointment to get my husband's, uh,um, TOOTH, ya, tooth I am speaking with the Oral Surgeon's office. (Called my shrink, no return call.) Well this past weekend I was exausted. My husband, son's girlfriend and I took an hour drive to get some "new to us" furnitur...

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i need withdrawl effects of invega. ## I was on Invega for 5 years. It raised my blood pressure to 318 so I had to stop it. I was on 6 mgs. and was dropped to 3 mgs. for a week and then my doctor told me to stop. I am a recovering alcoholic and street drug addict. The withdrawal was horrendous! I was sweating profusely, couldn't sleep, felt like something was crawling on my skin and couldn't sit still. I also couldn't function properly. I don't know what your doctor advised or what mgs you are on, but I believe I should have been on the 3 mgs. for about 3 weeks and then taken off of it, so my body got used to the lower dosage. I went back on the full dosage so I can get through a wedding I am in that's in 11 days. After that, I am going to talk to the doctor again an...

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I wanted to know if anyone in the forum is on 5mg of Risperdal or has a loved one that is. If so how has the drug worked for you or your loved on on 5mg? My 26 year old son is in a residential program he has been prescribed 2 mg in the morning and 3 mg at night. He's always tired and and I know that's a well known side effect. I am just wondering if that's to high of a mg his provider has him on. Please help as I don't know where else to turn. ## Is he happy with it other than the fatigue? That medication gave my mom SI and now she is gone, but if it’s not hurting your son it’s probably OK. ## How long has he been taking it? The severe drowsiness, and fatigue are side effects that usually improve, as one gets used to the medication. Other side effects may inc...

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Abilify has helped my depression but it has given me bad headaches on my left side. Not sure if I should keep taking it. I think I’ll cut it down and try that first. It does have a lot of side effects and affects my feelings of irritability. I have chronic migraines that are very severe on my right side along with my TMJ where I’ve had joint replacement. I would like to know what others have been dealing with while taking Abilify. ## While a headache can be a side effect of many medications, you should always inform your doctor to be sure that's all it is, for your own safety. The FDA lists other side effects of Abilify as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and vision changes. What other ones have you been experiencing? Ref: Abilify Information How long h...

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Hello, Has anyone experienced a relief in chronic pain while on Abilify. I am convinced it is this medication that relieved my chronic neck pain. This has given me the idea it might help my mother who is on a daily dose of morphine. I want to bring this up to her Dr but don't want to sound crazy. What do you think? Is it possible? ## Hello, Mila! How are you and your mom? It is not a recognized effect of Abilify, so such use hasn't been approved, but yes, it is possible. Most psychiatric medications have been shown to have an affect on some types of pain. I can't say whether or not it will help your mother, that depends on what is causing her pain, however, there is a chance it could help. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I think I'm going to mention it to h...

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