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Review: could Seroquel cause Completed suicide?

Summary: Completed suicide could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 655 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 655 people (0.86%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 0.59% of all the 110,099 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.

Trend of Completed suicide in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Completed suicide * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Completed suicide62.82%17.95%10.26%5.13%2.56%1.28%0.00%

Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Completed suicide54.09%45.91%

Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide1.57%0.13%4.46%13.11%29.75%23.33%17.17%10.48%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (187 people, 28.55%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (87 people, 13.28%)
  3. Anxiety (76 people, 11.60%)
  4. Bipolar i disorder (67 people, 10.23%)
  5. Schizophrenia (50 people, 7.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel xr (82 people, 12.52%)
  2. Neurontin (63 people, 9.62%)
  3. Lexapro (61 people, 9.31%)
  4. Klonopin (56 people, 8.55%)
  5. Lorazepam (53 people, 8.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Sceptic (3 years ago):

According to the same study, 355 baby's, all below the age of 2 years old, developed a depression...

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Sceptic (3 years ago):

Excuse me, but according to this study at least 61 baby's commited suicide. Could someone please explain to me how a 1 yeard old child is able to commit suicide?
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  • 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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  • i was taking escitalopram(20 mg) and quetiapine xr (150 mg) and i was doing good on this medication but i was managing the drowsiness and dry throat because of this medication and i was able to manage it...i took this combination for one year but the problem started when i start taking fluvoxamine(50 mg) along with this for 4 months ...after this my life changed compeletely ....i became compelety emotionless and no sexual feeling and doctor told me this is a case of anhedonia

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Started noticing my front right mid thigh loosing muscle mass last month. Not sure what to do and if seroquel caused this. I am 35, active , good health overall.

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