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Review: could Seroquel cause Amnesia?

We study 76,178 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,908 have Amnesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Amnesia and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel (latest outcomes from 79,017 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Amnesia

Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma) (latest reports from 467,370 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 76,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,930 people (2.53%) have Amnesia. They amount to 0.41% of all the 466,232 people who have Amnesia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Amnesia in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Amnesia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Amnesia17.70%20.03%3.84%21.37%26.21%7.68%3.17%

Gender of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Amnesia67.48%32.52%

Age of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Amnesia0.00%0.09%1.35%6.21%7.40%23.21%41.52%20.22%

Severity of Amnesia when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Amnesia12.24%44.90%32.65%10.20%

How people recovered from Amnesia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Amnesia3.70%0.00%96.30%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,432 people, 74.20%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (1,280 people, 66.32%)
  3. Sleep disorder (1,248 people, 64.66%)
  4. Anxiety (1,076 people, 55.75%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (504 people, 26.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel xr (640 people, 33.16%)
  2. Xanax (596 people, 30.88%)
  3. Lamictal (514 people, 26.63%)
  4. Klonopin (467 people, 24.20%)
  5. Ativan (424 people, 21.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.

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    jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:

    Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.

    Thanks

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    Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:

    How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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    melS on Jun, 1, 2014:

    please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • RedRobin on Mar, 3, 2014:

    In 1998, I was prescribed Seroquel for Major Depression. My dosage started at 200mg take 4 pills/capsules at bedtime. In 2003 the dosage was decreased to 200mg take 2 at bedtime. I gradually took myself off the medicine completely in 2010. My family and friends refer to 1998-2010 as my 12 year coma. I have minimal memories of those 12 years. I had to re-learn how to do routines activities. Such as, how to wash, dry and fold laundry, how the work the coffee maker, can opener, tea maker, toaster over, microwave over dish washer etc. I had to re-learn how to drive a car, do computer work, pay bills, finances, taxes even buying stamps and groceries. I was a financial analyst for over 10 years and had a 2 hr commute to and from work. I’m still a bit uneasy about driving on the highway, but I’m getting there. It’s now 2014 and I still don’t remember weddings, funerals, special events and 12 years of my life memories. Additionally, I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 my sugar level was over 750. I’m currently on three medications to try to control it. During those 12 years I was sean by 4 different psychiatrists. Not one doctor understood what was going on. PLEASE learn from my experience! YOU are in control of YOUR HEALTH. Don't rely on doctors ONLY. Ask questions and don't stop until you trust the answer. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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