Thanks for your query. I can understand your concern with the side-effects of seroquel (quetiapine
). It is a standard medication prescribed for psychotic disorders as well as bipolar depression
. It can cause orthostatic hypotension
i.e can result in dizziness on waking up as well as sedation. In addition it causes weight gain. I would suggest you discuss these side-effects with your psychiatrist
if you find them intolerable to try an alternative drug. You can also consider dietary restrictions and exercises for your weight gain. Hope you found the information useful.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel