Addiction to drugs that were previously thought to be safe for use in health care facilities has been quite a common phenomenon in recent times. This has triggered quite a lot of frantic efforts to reduce the cases of abuse and addiction.

In most cases, individuals who are hooked on drugs that are relatively available, and limiting their availability was, and still is, one of the ways of curbing the abuse. However, there are still some drugs whose habit-forming tendencies have been in doubt. In this case, their prescription and use has not been controlled at all. One of these drugs is Seroquel.

Seroquel has been widely used in many health centers as a remedy against conditions such as dual diagnosis, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, manic depression, and anxiety. In some cases, this drug is used as a remedy for sleeping disorders. It is important to understand that at no one time does the drug cure these conditions. Instead, it assuages the symptoms, therefore making life more comfortable for the individual.

Seroquel Addiction Symptoms

While these are the uses of the drug in the healthcare facilities, it is important to acknowledge that its use is not limited to these environments. Many times it is used for recreational purposes, especially by cocaine and heroin addicts. This is because the drug is known to accentuate the effects that come with heroin while lowering the crash effects of consuming cocaine. In any case, the drug is known to blend well with these drugs, therefore allowing for abuse. Add to this its relatively uncontrolled nature and you have a recipe for abuse and addiction.

While this drug does not come with high addictive potential, prolonged consumption is bound to have far-reaching effects. This is said while having in mind that the drug interferes with the levels of chemicals in the brain. In this case, instead of the body becoming accustomed to the normal levels, it would align itself to the new levels induced by the drug.

This would breed dependence (mental as well as physical), leading to compulsive consumption of Seroquel. As the individual continues taking the drug, the body would demand a higher dosage, as the normal amounts would not be enough to bring about particular effects. This culminates in a situation where an individual is trapped in an addiction cycle.

Helping your loved one to get off this drug dictates that you know the signs to look out for. This does not have to be a difficult thing if you have a keen eye. Behavioral symptoms. Such as the desire to keep one’s company, doctor shopping, extreme irritability, consumption of higher amounts than recommended without attaining the desired results and even unexplained agitation should be pointing at Seroquel addiction.

Health issues such as high triglycerides, weight gain, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, lethargy, fatigue, and general body weakness are also common. In addition, you could also be on the lookout for allergic reactions, such as unexplained swelling, hives, rashes, wheezing, and difficulty swallowing and breathing. It is always recommended that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible, since the longer the addiction period, the more difficult it will be to get off.

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