QUETIAPINE FUMARATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • throat irritation
    • dry mouth
    • indigestion
    • constipation
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • weight gain
    • headache
    • low energy and weakness
    • generalized weakness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low levels of white blood cells
    • suicidal thoughts
    • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
    • low blood pressure
    • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
    • a skin rash
    • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
    • trouble breathing
    • high blood sugar
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a high alanine transaminase level
    • a high aspartate transaminase level

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a high prolactin level
    • high cholesterol
    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • agitation
    • lazy eye
    • a change in vision
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • stuffy nose
    • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • flu-like symptoms
    • excessive sweating
    • pain
    • muscle tremors
    • decreased appetite
    • increased hunger
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • cough
    • vomiting
    • restless legs syndrome, an extreme discomfort in the calf muscles when sitting or lying down
    • intense abdominal pain
    • abnormal dreams
    • fast heartbeat

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
    • a complication of diabetes with high blood ketone levels called diabetic ketoacidosis
    • diabetes
    • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • depression
    • tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
    • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
    • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
    • slow heartbeat
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
    • a stroke
    • cerebral ischemia, a lack of blood supply to the brain
    • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
    • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
    • blockage of the stomach or intestine
    • liver tissue death
    • liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
    • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
    • a problem with menstrual periods
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • muscle pain
    • seizures
    • sleep apnea
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • an inability to completely empty the bladder
    • low body temperature
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • accidental falls
    • problems with food passing through the esophagus
    • pancreatitis
    • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
    • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • nightmares
    • widening of blood vessels
    • memory loss
    • fainting
    • fever
    • difficulty swallowing
    • bedwetting
    • abnormal muscle movements

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