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Review: could Seroquel cause Amnesia?

Summary: Amnesia could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Seroquel xr, and have Depression.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,904 have Amnesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Amnesia and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,914 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 461,256 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,926 people (2.53%) have Amnesia. They amount to 0.42% of all the 460,882 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
Amnesia17.79%19.80%3.86%21.48%26.34%7.55%3.19%

Gender of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Amnesia67.47%32.53%

Age of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Amnesia0.00%0.09%1.35%6.19%7.38%23.23%41.52%20.24%

Severity of Amnesia when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Amnesia11.11%46.67%31.11%11.11%

How people recovered from Amnesia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Amnesia4.35%0.00%95.65%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,431 people, 74.30%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (1,280 people, 66.46%)
  3. Sleep disorder (1,248 people, 64.80%)
  4. Anxiety (1,076 people, 55.87%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (504 people, 26.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel xr (637 people, 33.07%)
  2. Xanax (596 people, 30.94%)
  3. Lamictal (513 people, 26.64%)
  4. Klonopin (467 people, 24.25%)
  5. Ativan (424 people, 22.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week 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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  • From this study (2 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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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I will go to another room to get something, but while I am walking to the room that I need to be in I forget what I went there for

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