Can someone tell me the side effects of seroquel???


3376 days ago
Like other atypical antipsychotics, Seroquel has the potential of producing negative side effects, including the following:

* Seroquel is one of the more sedating of the atypicals – fatigue and dizziness are not uncommon when someone first takes Seroquel.

* Weight gain is the most prominent and unpleasant side effect.

* Increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and diabetes and problems with sugar metabolism.

* Increased cholesterol and other changes in fat and lipid metabolism.

* Movement problems like Parkinson’s disease (tremors and stiffness), although the risk is lower than with other atypical antipsychotics and older antipsychotics.

* Irreversible uncontrolled movements called tardive dyskinesia – facial twitches or uncontrolled movements of the tongue, lips, arms, or other body parts (lower risk than older medications).

* Changes in cardiac rhythms.

Unlike most other atypical antipsychotics, Seroquel does not increase levels of the reproductive hormone Prolactin. Many other atypical agents do increase this hormone, which can affect menstrual cycles.

3376 days ago
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Other serious side effects include:

fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats;

jerky muscle movements you cannot control;

sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;

sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;

increased thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, or weakness;

feeling like you might pass out; or

urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness;

dry mouth, runny nose, sore throat;

nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation;

blurred vision, headache, anxiety, agitation;

breast swelling or discharge;

missed menstrual periods; or

weight gain.

This is not a complete list of Seroquel side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about unusual or bothersome side effect.

3368 days ago
Seroquel definitely can help you gain weight and definitely can make you incredibly drowsy.