my doctor has requested that i limit my sun exposure since taking seroquil... i want to know why.
Hello Lauriewilson. Some drugs upon being taken are more sensitive to sunlight. In the case of Seroquel (which I took for several years) To my knowledge there are no warnings meaning if you have bood pressure issues for example, tell your doctor etc etc. or case histories of people having any sort of a problem in this regard. Reading what I just entered I haven't given you the reason why that you asked. Best I can offer is a side effect to the drug is perspiring. Out in the sun you perspire, and loose some of the drug through that manner. Regards, pledge
Seroquel can make you more sensitive to the sun. You may get burned easier, but it is a much less common side effect. Other than this there should be no problems with the sun and Seroquel. I took Seroquel xr and work in direct sun all day. I don't think you could ever lose enough through sweat for it to really cause an issue.
First, please correct the spelling of the verb "affect" in the question. "Effect" is a noun. I began taking Seroquel in May 2005 for bipolar disorder. The dosage was on the low side, 300 mg/day, because orthostatic hypotension was so bad. I was also taking Lamictal and Lithium. I live in Mississippi, where the summers are very hot and most days have very little cloud cover. In June 2013, I was working in the hot sun because the patient literature and my "doctor" didn't mention heat stroke. I suffered heat stroke, didn't know who I was, and was picked up by the police on suspicion of illegal drug use. I was taken to detox, where I spent 72 hours without meds. This led to a hospitalization, which could have been avoided if the drug literature or my "doctor" had warned me. After I got off the hospital merry-go-round, I researched each of my meds online and discovered the connection.
In order to find information, you have to know that the connection exists. It is not mentioned on such sites as WebMD.
I confronted my "doctor" with the studies, including the story of Katrina victims taking Seroquel who suffered heat stroke. I said that he owed me the thousands of dollars that I had to spend because someone chose to take me to a private "hospital". Then, I switched doctors. I am a biochemist, studying mutations in tumor suppressor genes through DNA research. So-called medical "research" is often statistically insignificant. It is compromised by the fact that doctors are in bed with the pharmaceutical industry. For a pen and a notepad, doctors will push anything on their patients.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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