Side Effects of Quetiapine

Common Quetiapine Side Effects

Quetiapine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to side effects that occurred in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common quetiapine side effects included:
Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 to 10 percent of people taking the drug) included:
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Increased appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Nasal congestion
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Joint pain  
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Irritated or runny nose
  • Vision problems.
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