High Blood Pressure

Seroquel And High Blood Pressure

Seroquel (Quetiapine) is a drug that belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics, the functioning of which is not completely understood. This drug works by changing the functioning of certain chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters.

It is a drug that is primarily used for treating certain conditions. The primary conditions for which doctors prescribe this drug are schizophrenia and manic episodes of bi-polar disorder. It is certainly not a medicine that should be taken without a doctor’s consent or diagnosis. Before taking this medicine, a doctor will be able to examine you in order to determine suitability for taking this medicine.

As is the case with many drugs, this drug may have side effects. Some of the common side effects that take place with the use of this drug are headache, constipation and weight gain. These are not very serious side effects.
Seroquel may directly contribute to increased heartbeat and blood pressure. It should actually not be taken by patients with congestive heart disease or those who have had a heart attack. Seroquel may lead to an increase in the blood pressure of certain patients that are susceptible to this side effect.

To a lesser degree, Seroquel may indirectly cause an increase in the blood pressure of certain patients. The drug’s usage may result in weight gain in certain patients after prolonged usage. Any increase in weight gain could result in an increase in the blood pressure.

Another indirect effect of Seroquel is that it increases the cholesterol level in certain patients. This may indirectly affect your blood pressure level.

Concluding we can say that although the drug does have certain other side effects, it does not contribute to an increase in blood pressure to a very great extent. This drug should not be used without a doctor’s consent and prescription.