Seroquel has been approved by the USFDA for treating symptoms related to psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder or manic depression.
Seroquel is considered to act as an antagonist to dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain. Administration of Seroquel causes a sedative or sleeping effect since the drug also has an antagonistic effect on the histamine H1 receptor.
Seroquel is known to have many side effects. Some common side effects of the drug include constipation, headache, dry mouth, dizziness, substantial weight gain or loss, stomach abnormalities and increased paranoia. Anti-depressants such as Seroquel can cause an increased tendency of suicide in children and teenagers. Seroquel should not be used for treating elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis as it may increase the risk of death.
Seroquel causes certain rare and fatal side effects. One of them is neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Symptoms of this syndrome include nausea, vomiting, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, sore throat, blurred vision, stiff muscles, excessive sweating, jerky muscle movements, and sudden numbness in the muscles and decreased hunger. Certain patients using Seroquel also develop hypertension and diabetes. Another serious side effect with Seroquel is tardive dyskinesia (TD), an incurable neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements of the face, tongue and other parts of the body. Tardive dyskinesia occurs due to prolonged usage of Seroquel. It is important to consult the physician when one observes any of the above symptoms.
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