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Risperidone vs Seroquel Xr, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Risperidone vs Seroquel Xr for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Risperidone (latest outcomes from 14,300 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Seroquel xr (latest outcomes from 9,473 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 4,490 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Risperidone vs Seroquel Xr

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58Major Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Risperidone risperidonenot specified
Seroquel Xr quetiapine fumaratenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RisperidoneSeroquel Xr
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pyrexia (fever)Depression
DeathInsomnia (sleeplessness)
FallBlood Cholesterol Increased
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Anxiety
Condition AggravatedDizziness
Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
VomitingDeath
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RisperidoneSeroquel Xr
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
VomitingType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusBlood Cholesterol Increased
Pyrexia (fever)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Depression
InfectionVomiting
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Weight DecreasedWeight Decreased
DizzinessDiabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Risperidone14.71%14.71%29.41%23.53%17.65%
Seroquel Xr9.29%15.00%32.86%30.71%12.14%

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On eHealthMe, Risperidone (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Seroquel Xr (quetiapine fumarate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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