Seroquel Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • Indigestion
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Movement Disorder Called Parkinsonism
  • A Type Of Speech Disorder Called Dysarthria
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • A High Prolactin Level
  • Agitation
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Increased Hunger
  • Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And Intestines
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Pain
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Complication Of Diabetes With High Blood Ketone Levels Called Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disorder With Excess Antidiuretic Hormone Called Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stroke
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • Accidental Falls
  • An Inability To Completely Empty The Bladder
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Cardiomyopathy, A Disease Of The Heart Muscle
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Middle Tissue Heart Muscle
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Body Temperature
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Pancreatitis
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Problems With Food Passing Through The Esophagus
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Reduced Blood Flow To The Brain Causing Some Brain Cells To Die Or Function Poorly
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Tardive Dyskinesia, A Disorder Characterized By Involuntary Movements Of The Face, Mouth And Tongue
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, A Type Of Blood Disorder
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Muscle Movements
  • Bedwetting
  • Complex Sleep Behaviors Like Eating Or Driving While Asleep
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Fever
  • Memory Loss
  • Nightmares
  • Sleepwalking
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

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