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Dr. Richard A. Huntoon

Newburgh Chiropractor


Seroquel: an antipsychotic medication

Seroquel Side Effects

Common Seroquel side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, high triglycerides (determined by a blood test), and headaches. While side effects, if they occur, are typically minor and easily treated, some problems may require immediate medical attention. These side effects of Seroquel that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away include abnormal muscle movements, signs of diabetes, and rapid weight gain.

An Introduction to Seroquel Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.

(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Seroquel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Seroquel side effects with you.)

Common Seroquel Side Effects

Seroquel has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.

In these studies, the most common Seroquel side effects included: 

  • Drowsiness -- in up to 53 percent of people
  • Dry mouth -- up to 44 percent of people
  • High triglycerides -- up to 23 percent
  • Weight gain -- up to 23 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 21 percent
  • Agitation -- up to 20 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 18 percent
  • High cholesterol -- up to 17 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 11 percent
  • Weakness -- up to 10 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 10 percent.  

Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 to 10 percent of people taking the drug) included: 

  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Increased appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Nasal congestion
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Back pain  
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Irritability
  • Joint pain 
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Irritated or runny nose
  • Vision problems.

If you are currently taking prescription medication for your symptoms and are interested in building more health and perhaps getting off your medication by addressing the cause of your health concern, please call the office and let us discuss your options.  I will work with your medical doctor to restore your health and reduce or eliminate the need for medication.

Dr. Huntoon has a single mission:

To support as many people as possible in their quest for health and enable them to improve and maintain their health to the highest level possible, while educating them about the benefits of Chiropractic, Natural Healthcare and Holistic Living, so they in turn can teach others to support us having a healthy community.

Your Choice

Health concerns are a major source of lost happiness and lost joy in all of our lives. Finding a solution that is agreeable and enables you to get back to your life is important. Please appreciate that you always have the more invasive surgery and prescription medication available to you as a last resort. What many Traditional Medical Doctors may not share is, many times, once you begin that journey into medication and/or surgery, it alters your original body from the one that you were born with. Unfortunately, at that time, more conservative and natural treatments may no longer be viable. I encourage you to consider that before making any decisions about treatment for your health. As always I am here to help. 
Your Choice:
  • Continue doing the same thing and nothing changes or it may get worse


  • Try something different and get a different result that makes you happier and healthier.
The Choice is Yours
Please call Dr. Huntoon at 845-561-BACK (2225) to discuss your options or click on our E-Visit to do it via e-mail. 
Thank You for your consideration.

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