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Review: could Quetiapine fumarate cause Narcotic abuse (Drug abuse)?

Summary: Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Quetiapine fumarate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Amitriptyline hcl, and have Back pain.

We study 4,708 people who have side effects while taking Quetiapine fumarate from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Quetiapine fumarate

Quetiapine fumarate has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 4,958 Quetiapine fumarate users)

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 10,560 Narcotic abuse patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 4,708 people reported to have side effects when taking Quetiapine fumarate. Among them, 29 people (0.62%) have Narcotic Abuse.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Quetiapine fumarate reports

Time on Quetiapine fumarate when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Quetiapine fumarate * :

Narcotic abuse63.16%36.84%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Quetiapine fumarate * :

Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%15.15%9.09%57.58%12.12%6.06%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Quetiapine fumarate ** :


How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Back pain (5 people, 17.24%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (3 people, 10.34%)
  3. Fabry's disease (2 people, 6.90%)
  4. Mental disorder (2 people, 6.90%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amitriptyline hcl (10 people, 34.48%)
  2. Nortriptyline hcl (10 people, 34.48%)
  3. Bromazepam (9 people, 31.03%)
  4. Iburofen (8 people, 27.59%)
  5. Hydromorphone hcl (8 people, 27.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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