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Saturday, October 18, 2008 Lisa, Community Member, asks

Q: Does Seroquel cause sleep apnea type snoring?

Can Seroquel cause constant snoring and sleep apnea type breathing?

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Christina Bruni, Health Guide
10/19/08 11:40am

Hi Lisa,

 

Please ask your psychiatrist this as I don't know the answer.

 

However, the medications used to treat schizophrenia [the newer atypicals li Seroquel] could cause weight gain, and the extra weight could cause sleep apnea.  I know people who carry a few extra pounds who have sleep apnea.  I'm not diagnosing your problem, I'm merely suggesting an idea that you can discuss with your psychiatrist.

 

There are many new, safe, effective treatments for sleep apnea, by the way.

 

I hope you find some relief.

 

Best wishes,

Christina

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By Lisa, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 10/18/08