Why is quetiapine high risk?

Quetiapine is considered a high-risk medication because it can cause a range of side effects, some of which can be serious or potentially life-threatening. Some of the most common side effects of quetiapine include drowsiness, dizziness, and impaired coordination, which can interfere with daily activities and increase the risk of falls and accidents.

In addition, quetiapine can cause other side effects, such as:

Quetiapine can also have interactions with other medications and medical conditions, which can increase the risk of side effects and other complications.

It is important to use quetiapine only under the guidance of a healthcare provider, who can help determine the appropriate dosage and monitor for potential side effects and interactions.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: