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what are the most common side effects of taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Somnolence: Somnolence is so common that it is used by some drs for sleep problems. Weight gain is also a frequent side effect. All other less frequent side effects should be also discussed with your prescribing dr; the comprehensive list is available online.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Antipsychotic pill: It's an antipsychotic pill use to treat bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine, serotonin (5-ht2) receptors.
A 20-year-old member asked:

What side affects does seroquel (quetiapine) have?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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..
A 48-year-old member asked:

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 29-year-old member asked:

What are the better known side effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several: There are several other atypical antipsychotic medications that could be used -- including risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, and zyprexa.

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