A rare side effect of seroquel is that it may cause tardive dyskinesia, a condition characterized by uncontrollable muscle spasms and twitches in the face and body. This problem can be permanent, and appears to be most common among older adults, especially women
More common side effects of seroquel may include abdominal pain, constipation, diminished movement, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive muscle tone, headache, indigestion, low blood pressure (especially upon standing), nasal inflammation, neck rigidity, rapid or irregular heartbeat, rash, sleepiness, tremor, uncontrollable movements, weakness.
While taking seroquel call your doctor immediately if you develop muscle stiffness, confusion, irregular or rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, and high fever. These are signs of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms), a serious--and potentially fatal--reaction to the drug.
Particularly during the first few days of therapy, seroquel can cause low blood pressure, with accompanying dizziness, fainting, and rapid heartbeat.
Seroquel also tends to cause drowsiness, especially at the start of therapy, and can impair your judgment, thinking, and motor skills.
Seroquel is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood sugar, which on rare occasions can lead to coma or death. See your doctor right away if you develop signs of high blood sugar, including dry mouth, unusual thirst, increased urination, and tiredness. If you have diabetes or have a high risk of developing it, see your doctor regularly for blood sugar testing
There is a chance that seroquel may cause cataracts, and you may be asked to see an eye doctor when you start seroquel therapy, and every 6 months thereafter.
SN instructed patient's CG about Quetiapine (Seroquel), it is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder. Possible SE/AR may include, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, somnolence. Some common adverse effects, high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, high pulse rate, high blood cholesterol, elevated serum triglycerides, abdominal pain, constipation, increased appetite, vomiting, among others.