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Review: Seroquel and Xanax





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 4,914 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users)

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 4,914 people who take Seroquel, Xanax are studied

Seroquel, Xanax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
- Xanax (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Seroquel is effective24.00%
(6 of 25 people)
38.10%
(16 of 42 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
62.96%
(17 of 27 people)
55.56%
(20 of 36 people)
57.14%
(8 of 14 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Xanax is effective35.00%
(7 of 20 people)
50.00%
(13 of 26 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
51.72%
(15 of 29 people)
44.44%
(16 of 36 people)
77.78%
(14 of 18 people)
72.73%
(16 of 22 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
AnxietyDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
SomnolenceInsomniaWeight IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaInsomniaObesityDiabetes MellitusInsomnia
Suicide AttemptBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedObesityDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight DecreasedDepression
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlNeuropathy PeripheralPancreatitisPancreatitisTremorAnxiety
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlObesityBlood Cholesterol IncreasedSuicidal IdeationDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlObesityWeight Increased
ConvulsionDrug IneffectiveDepressionHyperglycaemiaAnxietyHyperlipidaemiaPanic AttackNausea
FatigueWeight IncreasedNauseaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHyperglycaemiaFeeling AbnormalHeadache
DiarrhoeaSomnolenceDizzinessDiabetic NeuropathyObesityWeight IncreasedGrand Mal ConvulsionDrug Ineffective
Decreased AppetiteFeeling AbnormalInsomniaWeight IncreasedSuicide AttemptType 1 Diabetes MellitusInsomniaPain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Seroquel is effective51.61%
(64 of 124 people)
33.33%
(14 of 42 people)
Xanax is effective52.38%
(66 of 126 people)
44.44%
(20 of 45 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DepressionInsomnia
InsomniaAnxiety
Weight IncreasedDepression
AnxietySuicidal Ideation
NauseaWeight Increased
HeadachePain
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDrug Ineffective
FatigueHeadache

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seroquel is effectiven/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
36.96%
(17 of 46 people)
17.28%
(14 of 81 people)
35.00%
(28 of 80 people)
30.00%
(12 of 40 people)
24.00%
(6 of 25 people)
Xanax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
34.78%
(16 of 46 people)
17.65%
(15 of 85 people)
40.26%
(31 of 77 people)
45.00%
(18 of 40 people)
18.75%
(6 of 32 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes MellitusAggressionCompleted SuicideCompleted SuicideDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusAnxiety
PancreatitisAnaphylactic ReactionCardio-respiratory ArrestInsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepression
DeathAbnormal BehaviourRespiratory ArrestType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedInsomniaInsomniaInsomnia
Weight IncreasedWater IntoxicationCardiac ArrestAnxietyDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressionConfusional State
Cholecystitis ChronicTicManiaDiabetes MellitusInsomniaWeight IncreasedAnxietyHeadache
ConvulsionMemory ImpairmentDeathSuicidal IdeationNauseaDepressionWeight IncreasedMalaise
Diabetic ComplicationMydriasisAnxietyDepressionAnxietyAnxietyPainFatigue
BradycardiaPneumothoraxAccidental OverdoseFatigueDrug IneffectiveObesityNauseaPain
Suicidal IdeationMood SwingsWeight IncreasedBack PainDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHeadacheFatigueWeight Decreased
Balance DisorderCryingDrug IneffectiveVomitingHeadacheNeuropathy PeripheralDrug IneffectiveFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
    I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
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    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?

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    I have been diagnosed bipolar for over 10 years. 3 years ago I was taken off of topamax and my seraquel was upped to 300 mg from 100 because I was pregnant. I was very violent! Punching, breaking stuff, in jail, in the psych ward. Yes pregnancy and bipolar are not a perfect combination. I too thought it was the hormones. My husband and split several times over me punching him. We moved to a state cross country so there was no more family drama. Nothing worked! Over the last 3 years my life has been hell! I happen to run out of my seroquel (tg) it took 2 weeks to arrive. In that time my body went thru horrible withdrawals. I vowed I wouldn't take it any longer. I've been seraquel free for 2 months. I'm now on gabapentin and proud to say I have no anger issues! Not 1 punch has
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • In the past 3 months I've had numerous medication changes. I never had problems with blood pressure, cholesterol or sugar. I go for blood tests every three months to see if my Synthroid needs to be adjusted and the lab does a battery of other tests also.
    Last year my blood sugar was 84 and cholesterol 181.
    In April, my blood sugar was 123 and cholesterol 215.
    Today, the results of my labs were blood sugar 124 and cholesterol 252!! I've been eating healthier than I ever have, salads, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, no white foods, low carbs, oats and other whole grains. I have not been eating sugar, I don't eat beef or pork, I've been eating salmon, and chicken or turkey if I eat meat with my meals, most of the time I don't, I get protein from beans or quinoa.
    I walk for exercise and clean houses. I don't drink or smoke. I am totally clueless as to why the test results were so bad when I was doing everything right. I also take herbs. Cinnamon, Bitter Melon and Fenugreek to lower sugar, also drinking water that Okra has been soaking in. For cholesterol, I take Cholestoff, Krill Oil (highest dosage,) and Red Yeast Rice.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Was taken to the hospital by daughter because of dementia type symptoms while on pain meds for back and being a heavy smoker. Was diagnosed in the hospital with COPD and aspiration pneumonia. Was put on Bi-pap machine but confusion symptoms did not improve. Ammonia levels were checked and were in the 70's. My liver was checked and was fine. Was given Lactulose and symptoms improved every day. After being released from the hospital with new meds, smoke cessation, and ammonia levels in the 20's.. 5 days later my daughter took me back because of more confusion symptoms. Ammonia levels were back up to 45 and they gave me more lactulose to take home to use and symptoms have improved. So at this point it seems my COPD is under control but I am constantly worried about my ammonia levels increasing. I dont want to over take any lactulose because I dont want to mess up my potassium levels. So what's causing the ammonia to increase??

    Reply

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • I will go to another room to get something, but while I am walking to the room that I need to be in I forget what I went there for

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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