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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 4,916 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 79,141 Seroquel users)

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,031 Xanax users)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 4,916 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 effective23.08%
(6 of 26 people)
38.10%
(16 of 42 people)
53.33%
(8 of 15 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 effective33.33%
(7 of 21 people)
50.00%
(13 of 26 people)
29.41%
(5 of 17 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)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Seroquel is effective51.20%
(64 of 125 people)
34.88%
(15 of 43 people)
Xanax is effective51.97%
(66 of 127 people)
45.65%
(21 of 46 people)

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)
18.07%
(15 of 83 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)
18.39%
(16 of 87 people)
40.26%
(31 of 77 people)
45.00%
(18 of 40 people)
18.75%
(6 of 32 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
SomnolenceInsomniaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaInsomniaObesityDiabetes MellitusInsomnia
Suicide AttemptBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedObesityDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight DecreasedDepression
Diabetes MellitusDepressionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlNeuropathy PeripheralPancreatitisPancreatitisTremorAnxiety
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlObesityBlood Cholesterol IncreasedSuicidal IdeationDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlObesityWeight Increased
ConvulsionDrug IneffectiveNauseaHyperglycaemiaAnxietyHyperlipidaemiaPanic AttackNausea
FatigueWeight IncreasedDepressionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHyperglycaemiaFeeling AbnormalHeadache
DiarrhoeaSomnolenceDizzinessDiabetic NeuropathyObesityWeight IncreasedGrand Mal ConvulsionDrug Ineffective
Decreased AppetiteFeeling AbnormalInsomniaWeight IncreasedSuicide AttemptType 1 Diabetes MellitusInsomniaPain

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

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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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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