Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Seroquel XR. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience problems. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Seroquel XR include but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth (see Seroquel XR and Dry Mouth)
- Weight gain (see Seroquel XR and Weight Gain).
(Click Seroquel XR Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With Seroquel XRSeroquel XR can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Seroquel XR Drug Interactions for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Seroquel XR if you have:
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Low white blood cells
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Seroquel and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Seroquel and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Seroquel).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Seroquel XR Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take this drug.)