Review: could Seroquel cause Amnesia?


Summary

Amnesia is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 77,279 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,935 have Amnesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Amnesia and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 89,713 users)

Amnesia

Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia, memory loss (latest reports from 101,369 Amnesia patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

77,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 1,935 people (2.5%) have Amnesia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Amnesia?

Time on Seroquel when people have Amnesia *:

  • < 1 month: 16.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.66 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.09 %
  • 10+ years: 5.13 %

Gender of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 61.88 %
  • male: 38.12 %

Age of people who have Amnesia when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 3.42 %
  • 20-29: 7.49 %
  • 30-39: 13.23 %
  • 40-49: 23.18 %
  • 50-59: 27.95 %
  • 60+: 24.66 %

Severity if Amnesia when taking Seroquel **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 26.67 %
  • most severe: 17.78 %

How people recovered from Amnesia **:

  • while on drug: 3.7 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 96.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (432 people, 22.33%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (414 people, 21.40%)
  • Sleep Disorder (284 people, 14.68%)
  • Anxiety (256 people, 13.23%)
  • Pain (173 people, 8.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (236 people, 12.20%)
  • Ambien (195 people, 10.08%)
  • Cymbalta (178 people, 9.20%)
  • Neurontin (174 people, 8.99%)
  • Lexapro (171 people, 8.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (425 people, 21.96%)
  • Depression (376 people, 19.43%)
  • Anxiety (372 people, 19.22%)
  • Confusional State (298 people, 15.40%)
  • Fatigue (290 people, 14.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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