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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dizzy From Seroquel

Question: I just started taking seroquel and now I get dizzy. Is it the medicine or is something else wrong with me?

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Eleventh Hour LLC said...

Dear Angela,
Seroquel, also known as quetiapine, can cause dizziness. Dizziness is a known side effect of seroquel. It sounds like you can identify that the dizziness started when you started the medication. Some people take seroquel at bedtime and go right to sleep so they don't experience dizziness. But if you take it during the day, and you become dizzy, please sit down right away as you may have the potential to fall. Sometimes the side effect resolves on its own after you have been taking the medication for a while. If it is something you can not tolerate, you may have to change the time of day you take it or stop taking it. Tell your prescriber what's going on and the two of you can decide together what to do. If you get great benefit from the seroquel, it may be worth it to continue taking it. Good luck and let us know how things go.
Laura NP