Seroquel, also known as Quetiapine, is a prescription medication used for the treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder and the treatment of schizophrenia.

Who Should Not Take Seroquel?

Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with drugs like Seroquel are at an increased risk of death.  Seroquel is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

What are the Common Side Effects of Seroquel?

The most common side effects you may experience from taking Seroquel include:

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • weakness
  • abdominal pain
  • sudden drop in blood pressure when standing
  • sore throat
  • abnormal liver tests
  • upset stomach
  • weight gain

What are the Severe Side Effects of Seroquel?

A potentially fatal symptom complex has been associated with Seroquel known as NMS, or neuroleptic malignant syndrome.  Symptoms of NMS include muscle rigidity and fever.

Other serious side effects include:

  • uncontrollable movments
  • elevated blood sugar
  • diabetes

Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Been Taking Seroquel?

If you believe you have been injured by Seroquel side effects you should speak with a good products liability attorney who is experienced in working with victims of unsafe drugs.  Your legal rights depend upon your contacting an attorney within a timely manner after the discovery that you are suffering from Seroquel side effects.  You may be able to bring suit with the aid of an attorney, or sue with a group of other victims as part of a class action lawsuit.