Review: Seroquel and Clonazepam
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Seroquel and Clonazepam together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Seroquel and Clonazepam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,731 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users) Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Clonazepam 41,274 users)
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)
Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Clonazepam 41,274 users)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 7,731 people who take Seroquel, Clonazepam are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
- Clonazepam (clonazepam)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Seroquel is effective||26.83%|
(11 of 41 people)
(15 of 64 people)
(11 of 32 people)
(16 of 36 people)
(36 of 66 people)
(25 of 45 people)
(8 of 15 people)
(1 of 3 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||25.00%|
(5 of 20 people)
(22 of 60 people)
(16 of 35 people)
(19 of 47 people)
(33 of 60 people)
(33 of 51 people)
(18 of 36 people)
(2 of 3 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Somnolence||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Weight Increased||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Increased|
|Agitation||Suicidal Ideation||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Weight Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Diabetic Neuropathy||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Convulsion||Insomnia||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Weight Increased||Hyperlipidaemia||Pancreatitis||Anxiety|
|Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Abdominal Pain Upper||Insomnia||Hyperlipidaemia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Neuropathy Peripheral||Nausea|
|Confusional State||Schizophrenia||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Pancreatitis||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Gastroenteritis||Suicidal Ideation|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Vomiting||Neuropathy Peripheral||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Neuropathy Peripheral||Back Pain||Hyperglycaemia||Headache|
|Convulsion||Agitation||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Neuropathy Peripheral||Insomnia||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Mood Swings||Drug Ineffective|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Seroquel is effective||44.78%|
(90 of 201 people)
(32 of 97 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||49.04%|
(102 of 208 people)
(45 of 103 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Suicidal Ideation||Drug Ineffective|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||n/a||20.00%|
(2 of 10 people)
(29 of 103 people)
(31 of 169 people)
(32 of 119 people)
(22 of 93 people)
(7 of 28 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||n/a||n/a||20.00%|
(2 of 10 people)
(32 of 107 people)
(41 of 165 people)
(38 of 122 people)
(26 of 93 people)
(8 of 28 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Therapeutic Response Unexpected With Drug Substitution||Weight Increased||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia|
|Weight Increased||Drug Ineffective||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Vision Blurred||Aggression||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Fatigue|
|Pancreatitis||Drug Effect Decreased||Agitation||Weight Increased||Anxiety||Insomnia||Depression||Fall|
|Pulmonary Hypertension||Suicide Attempt||Depression||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Pancreatitis||Weight Increased||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Coma||Anxiety||Dyspnoea||Headache||Depression||Anxiety||Confusional State|
|Premature Rupture Of Membranes||Pupillary Reflex Impaired||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetic Neuropathy||Nausea||Anxiety|
|Gastritis||Dysarthria||Suicide Attempt||Headache||Arthralgia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Neuropathy Peripheral||Weight Increased|
|Placenta Praevia||Drooling||Somnolence||Nausea||Insomnia||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Somnolence||Drug Ineffective|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
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Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.
The first kind of pain I got when I was 24 came from low back, but I experienced as pelvic pain and leg pain. It was clearly a neuropathic pain, but it took years to find out. Later it was treated by a pain clinic with cortisone around the genitofemoral nerves (both sides). Since this treatment didn't result in lasting freedom from pain, the pain clinic started to give me RF (radio frequency) treatment. This made the pain disappeared after one year, and I was 80% free from it between 2002 and 2014, 12 years. The pain doctors said pain could return after 10 years.
The other kind of neuropathic pain started 2003 with intense stomach pain. During 6 months I could hardly eat nothing due to nausea and vomiting. After this 6 months, stomach pain changed to almost unbearable pain in upper back.
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It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.
There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.
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I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.
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In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.
My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).
I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.
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