A 31-year-old male asked:
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serequel (quetiapine): does it cause hypothyroidism? does it slow metabolism or does the excess hunger causes the weight and thus metabolic syndrome?

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Dr. Uzma Shafqat
20 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: This medicine can cause weight gain due to increased appetite. It also increase cholestrol. This results in metabolic syndrome including high blood sugars and blood pressure. There is no effect on Thyroid
Answered on Nov 15, 2015
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Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Seroquel (quetiapine) ?: AmroP293~ weight gain is a well known side effect of Seroquel but hypothyroidism is not listed as a side effect. If you are gaining weight its not a bad idea to check a TSH to r/o hypothyroidism. You should see a doctor about this and have him manage this thanks http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/quetiapine
Answered on Nov 15, 2015
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