Should you take Seroquel with food?
Take SEROQUEL XR by mouth, with a light meal or without food. SEROQUEL XR tablets should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed, or crushed. If you feel you need to stop SEROQUEL XR, talk with your health care professional first.
Can you exercise while on Seroquel?
If you are taking quetiapine, avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to extreme heat, or dehydration. Be careful when going from a sitting or lying down position to a standing position as quetiapine may make you feel dizzy or light-headed, which may increase your risk of falling.
What are the long-term side effects of Seroquel?
The biggest disadvantages of Seroquel are the potential long-term side effects, which can include tardive dyskinesia, increased blood sugar, cataracts, and weight gain. For teens and young adults, the medication may also cause an increase in suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Why is Seroquel so effective?
It works by altering the levels of certain chemical messengers called neurotransmitters in your brain — in particular, serotonin and dopamine. Although it has a sedative effect, quetiapine isn’t recommended for insomnia.
Does caffeine interact with Seroquel?
No interactions were found between caffeine and Seroquel.
Can I eat grapefruit while taking Seroquel?
The medicine can be taken either before or after meals. Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are on quetiapine. This is because a chemical in grapefruit is likely to increase the amount of quetiapine in your bloodstream and make side-effects more likely.
Should you take Seroquel in the morning?
Timing: Quetiapine is usually taken twice a day, in the morning and evening. Take your quetiapine doses at the same times each day. If you are taking quetiapine for depression, take it once a day, at bedtime. You can take quetiapine with or without food.
Is it OK to exercise while taking metoprolol?
Since beta blockers slow the heart rate to deceptively low levels, it’s important to avoid overexertion while exercising.