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A 30-year-old male asked:

Does serequel (anti psychotic) causes metabolic syndrome? does it lower metabolism? im a body builder. i use it to sleep. my doctor knows.

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) and obesity: Seroquel (quetiapine) is associated with weight gain, as are most of the newer antipsychotics. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not as bad as some others. Your "conditions" list bipolar disorder, and Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very useful for this. If you need to take Seroquel (quetiapine) for your mental health condition, and it works, then follow your doctor's advice and watch your diet / exercise carefully to avoid obesity
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Last updated Nov 9, 2015

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