I am taking Seroquel occasionally, 25 or 50 mg, for anxiety/sleep. Works good. I monitor my blood work and no weight gain at all. What are your doctors saying about other potential side effects (some horror stories) than weight gain at low doses? Recent reports say that link to bad blood levels is basically zero at low doses, but what else on how it affects your brain etc, at low doses? I understand it works differently on receptors based on your dose. Thank you.
Quetiapine - Side effects low dose Seroquel?
Question posted by Tobbelu74 on 22 July 2021
Last updated on 1 August 2021
Personally, I've been taking a relatively low dose (100mg/day on a regular basis) for over a year and have had no side effects at all except, of course, drowsiness.
There have been very few clinical studies so there's little information that's not anecdotal but side effects do not appear to be dose dependent and may appear with short term use. The medication is still prescribed off label for those reasons.
Besides the metabolic changes like increased glucose and triglyceride levels, and weight gain reported side effects also include hypertension, tachycardia, palpitations, restless leg syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, kidney problems, increased prolactin levels, etc.
Try Googling "low dose seroquel side effects".
Best regards and I hope this helps.
I took 25mg for a couple of years and recently was discussing with my Dr. the side effects and she said the low doses don't seem to report the side effects that people experience when taking 100mg or higher dose. I like you had no ill effects. Hope that helps have a great day.
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