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please tell me if there are any drugs i can take to counteract seroquel (quetiapine) side effects?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Side effects of med: It is best not to add another medication to treat a side effect of a medication. However, there can be medication that could be added depending on the specific type of side effect (there can be many). Also you could try lowering the dose of the medication as this sometimes reduces side effect.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine): Depending on the side-effect, there are several, such as Cogentin, (benztropine) Antihistamines, Artane, Symmetrel, etc. Please consult your prescribing doctor first.

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What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Antipsychotic pill: It's an antipsychotic pill use to treat bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine, serotonin (5-ht2) receptors.
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What side affects does seroquel (quetiapine) have?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Common side effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, somnoloence, abdominal pain, constipation, dyspepsia, vomitting, increase appetite/wt gain, agitation, tremors, back pain, hypotension, rapid heart rate, fever, sorethroat, runnynose, rash, visual disturbances, joint aches, high cholesterol/triglycerides/sugar, liver function abnormality...And more... Hope that did not scare you... Good luck..
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Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
All medications: Have a potential to cause side effects. But i really need to know what you are experiencing to say whether it could be related to the seroquel (quetiapine).
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the usual side effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Nausea and drowsines: Nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, constipation, weight gain.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Mood and psychosis: Seroquel (quetiapine) is approved for the treatment of bipolar (it is one of the few agents approved to treat depression in bipolar), treatment resistant depression and schizophrenia. At different doses it seems to work well for different conditions. The anti-manic and anti-psychotic effects were expected based on its effects on blocking dopamine. The antidepressant effects may be due to an active metabolite.

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