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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of quetiapine?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Can vary: allergic reactions •fast or irregular heartbeatincreased hunger or thirst •increased urinationproblems with balance •seizures •stiff muscles •suicidal thoughts or other mood changes •uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements •change in sex drive or performance •constipationdrowsy or dizzydry mouthstomach upsetweight gain.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of quetiapine?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Slower thinking: It inhibits communication between nerves of the brain. It does this by blocking receptors on the nerves for several neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. It often also causes drowsiness.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of quetiapine; any bad things?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 37 years experience
Side effects: You should check with your doctor, but sedation and weight gain are the most common but not everyone gets these. Other side effects are involuntary movement disorders. There may be others and you should speak with the prescribing doctor or a pharmacist.
A 31-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Nausea and drowsines: Nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, constipation, weight gain.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Nausea and others: Dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, constipation. Weight gain, increased blood sugar levels leading to diabetes, involuntary movements of lips, tongue, mouth, limbs (tardive dyskinesia) , increased amount of prolactin hormone which can cause men to develop breasts and women to produce breast milk. Sudden death in elderly has also been reported.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 33 years experience
TD is rare
Jul 23, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of seroquel (quetiapine) XR use?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Several: Oversedation is the most common side effect. Of more concern is metabolic syndrome including wt gain, inc triglycerides and in some cases diabetes. As with all medications it is always a matter of weighing risk vs benefit. Many more potential side effects. Some people have no side effects. There are also similar medications that are less likely to have these side effects.

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