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Review: taking Zyprexa and Seroquel together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Zyprexa and Seroquel together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zyprexa and Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,737 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Zyprexa has active ingredients of olanzapine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 43,499 Zyprexa users)

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,125 Seroquel users)

On Jan, 5, 2015: 7,737 people who take Zyprexa, Seroquel are studied

Zyprexa, Seroquel outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zyprexa (olanzapine)
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zyprexa is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
Seroquel is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedPancreatitisPancreatitis
HyperglycaemiaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedPancreatitisObesityObesityBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight Increased
PyrexiaPancreatitisPancreatitisDiabetic KetoacidosisPancreatitisPancreatitisObesityBlood Cholesterol Increased
Psychotic DisorderHyperglycaemiaObesityWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedRenal Failure ChronicHyperglycaemia
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHyperglycaemiaObesityBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaConvulsionObesity
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaDiabetic KetoacidosisBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHyperglycaemiaHyperglycaemiaHyperlipidaemiaDiabetic Ketoacidosis
Weight IncreasedObesityHypertensionHyperglycaemiaHypertensionWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHypertension
HyperlipidaemiaDiabetic KetoacidosisBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHyperlipidaemiaHyperlipidaemiaDiabetic KetoacidosisDiabetic KetoacidosisBlood Triglycerides Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Zyprexa is effective50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
Seroquel is effective46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
12.50%
(2 of 16 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
PancreatitisPancreatitis
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol Increased
ObesityHyperglycaemia
HyperglycaemiaDiabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic KetoacidosisObesity
HypertensionHypertension
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Triglycerides Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Zyprexa is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
85.71%
(6 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
Seroquel is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
71.43%
(5 of 7 people)
15.38%
(2 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
PancreatitisAggressionDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusConvulsionType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedPancreatitisWeight Increased
DeathTardive DyskinesiaAgitationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedObesityPancreatitisBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDeath
Diabetic KetoacidosisDizzinessSuicidal IdeationDiabetic KetoacidosisWeight IncreasedObesityWeight IncreasedAnxiety
Diabetic ComaDrug IneffectiveAggressionSuicidal IdeationPancreatitisWeight IncreasedHyperglycaemiaConfusional State
HyperglycaemiaHyperglycaemiaDiabetic KetoacidosisPancreatitisHyperglycaemiaHyperglycaemiaDiabetic NeuropathyTremor
Pancreatitis AcuteMetabolic DisorderAnxietyObesityBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralHyperglycaemia
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedDiabetes MellitusType 1 Diabetes MellitusHyperglycaemiaHypertensionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlObesityPyrexia
Weight IncreasedDyspnoeaAbnormal BehaviourPsychotic DisorderDiabetic KetoacidosisDiabetic KetoacidosisHypertensionNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    Reply

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    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • after taking these drugs I developed these disorders

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