Review: could Seroquel Xr cause Restless Leg Syndrome?


Restless leg syndrome is found among people who take Seroquel Xr, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamictal, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 8,946 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Seroquel Xr

Seroquel xr has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel xr 9,243 users)

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, pathological gambling, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 19,406 Restless leg syndrome patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

8,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel Xr.
Among them, 54 people (0.6%) have Restless Leg Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel xr cause Restless leg syndrome?

Time on Seroquel Xr when people have Restless Leg Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Seroquel Xr *:

  • female: 64.15 %
  • male: 35.85 %

Age of people who have Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Seroquel Xr *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.7 %
  • 30-39: 19.57 %
  • 40-49: 28.26 %
  • 50-59: 32.61 %
  • 60+: 10.87 %

Severity if Restless Leg Syndrome when taking Seroquel Xr **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Restless Leg Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (16 people)
  • Depression (12 people)
  • Anxiety (8 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (6 people)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (6 people)
  • Lexapro (5 people)
  • Clonazepam (5 people)
  • Klonopin (4 people)
  • Depakote (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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