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Who's taking seroquel?

How much weight have you gained on seroquel ? It’s much cheaper to take seroquel than latuda, i might even be able to get a job. I love latuda so far, but I can’t seem to formulate a plan to go back to work and still pay for latuda as im currently on medicaid.

When will the generic version be out? Actually a quick search shows maybe 2018. If that’s right, then it’ll be much cheaper then.

I’ve taken 'Quel for years. I love the stuff. BUT…

Most anti-Ps are pretty similar in terms of their basic mechanisms of action in suppressing synaptic dopamine transmission. But, each one is a molecular formulation that’s just enough different to 1) make it qualify for its own separate (and very profitable) patent, and 2) make it hit those receptors just a little differently (even including hitting different sub-types) (this is called “affinity”).

And each human being is the result of slightly different genetics and epigenetics (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics), as well as all the effects of life experience (or “nurture”) vs. genetic and epigentic “nature.” Thus, no med will work exactly the same way for any two people, save possibly a pair of identical twins, and even then diverse life experience is likely to have a say in the matter.

The statistical measures of “common side effects” are just that: statistics. They are worth looking into, but… Anyone who takes a particular med will have their specific reactions to it at the particular time in their lives that they take that med. I have seen pts who had an awful time on a particular med ten years earlier do fine with it ten years later.