Review: taking Seroquel and Xanax together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Seroquel and Xanax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Seroquel and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,979 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 80,495 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 users)

On Aug, 21, 2016

5,979 people who take Seroquel, Xanax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Seroquel and Xanax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Seroquel:
  • < 1 month: 24.0% - (6 of 25 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.0% - (17 of 45 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 47.0% - (8 of 17 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 62.0% - (18 of 29 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (18 of 36 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.0% - (7 of 15 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 40.0% - (9 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 48.0% - (13 of 27 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (6 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 52.0% - (18 of 34 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.0% - (16 of 39 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 76.0% - (13 of 17 people)
  • 10+ years: 72.0% - (16 of 22 people)
  • not specified: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Seroquel:
  • female: 48.0% - (64 of 132 people)
  • male: 34.0% - (15 of 44 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 51.0% - (70 of 135 people)
  • male: 45.0% - (22 of 48 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Seroquel:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 58.0% - (17 of 29 people)
  • 30-39: 37.0% - (16 of 43 people)
  • 40-49: 49.0% - (28 of 57 people)
  • 50-59: 41.0% - (12 of 29 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (5 of 15 people)
Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 55.0% - (16 of 29 people)
  • 30-39: 39.0% - (19 of 48 people)
  • 40-49: 57.0% - (32 of 56 people)
  • 50-59: 62.0% - (18 of 29 people)
  • 60+: 38.0% - (7 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • insomnia
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • drug abuse
  • intentional overdose
  • fatigue
  • diabetes mellitus
  • drug ineffective
  • sopor
1 - 6 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • insomnia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • diabetic nephropathy
6 - 12 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • nausea
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • hyperglycaemia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • cardiac disorder
  • weight increased
2 - 5 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pancreatitis
  • insomnia
  • hyperglycaemia
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • depression
5 - 10 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • pancreatitis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • back pain
  • diabetic neuropathy
10+ years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • drug ineffective
  • feeling abnormal
  • obesity
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetic coma
not specified:
  • insomnia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • weight increased
  • malaise
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • malaise
  • vomiting
male:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • drug ineffective
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • malaise
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pancreatitis
  • death
  • suicidal ideation
  • weight increased
  • accident
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • arthritis
  • balance disorder
2-9:
  • confusional state
  • crying
  • acute stress disorder
  • adverse drug reaction
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • bronchitis
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • feeling abnormal
  • hypoproteinaemia
10-19:
  • anxiety
  • mental disorder
  • depression
  • somnolence
  • insomnia
  • hallucination
  • completed suicide
  • dizziness
  • self injurious behaviour
  • shock
20-29:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • malaise
  • weight increased
30-39:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • weight increased
  • insomnia
  • obesity
  • pancreatitis
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • neuropathy peripheral
40-49:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • nausea
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • malaise
  • convulsion
  • vomiting
  • obesity
50-59:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • malaise
60+:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • confusional state
  • drug ineffective
  • malaise
  • panic attack
  • dyspnoea
  • fall

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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