Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is an antipsychotic medication that is available by prescription to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
In order to help ensure the safe use of Seroquel, risks associated with the medicine should be discussed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. It is important to know that Seroquel may cause tardive dyskinesia (a condition involving uncontrollable body or facial movements), increase your risk of developing diabetes, or cause a drop in blood pressure when going from a sitting or lying-down position to standing.
A number of side effects have also been reported with Seroquel, including fatigue, abdominal pain, and weight gain. While most side effects of Seroquel are mild and do not require medical attention in most cases, some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately (such as suicidal thoughts or difficulty breathing).
(Click Seroquel Side Effects and Seroquel Warnings and Precautions for more information about potential Seroquel risks and for a more complete list of side effects that may occur with this drug.)