If you have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, your healthcare provider may prescribe the antipsychotic medication Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) to help improve your symptoms.
Before you start taking Seroquel, safety warnings and precautions for the drug should be discussed with your healthcare provider. It is important to know that this medication can cause a number of side effects, including weight gain, high cholesterol, and fever problems. Seroquel may also cause certain complications, such as priapism (a painful erection of the penis that does not go away) and tardive dyskinesia (a potentially permanent condition involving unusual and uncontrollable body or facial movements).
Since Seroquel can worsen certain medical conditions, you should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this drug if you have diabetes, epilepsy, cataracts, or Alzheimer's disease (or other forms of dementia).
(Click Seroquel Side Effects and Seroquel Warnings and Precautions for more Seroquel safety information, including a more complete list of side effects that may occur with this drug.)