Review: could Seroquel cause Completed suicide?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 65,551 people who take Seroquel. Among them, 647 have Completed suicide. See who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,875 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes mellitus aggravated, diabetes, insomnia, type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis.
Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) (latest reports from 109,423 patients) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 65,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 647 people (0.99%) have Completed Suicide.
Time on Seroquel when people have Completed suicide * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Completed suicide||61.84%||18.42%||10.53%||5.26%||2.63%||1.32%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Seroquel * :
|Completed suicide||54.02%||45.98% |
Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Seroquel * :
|Completed suicide||1.59%||0.13%||4.52%||13.28%||29.88%||23.11%||17.40%||10.09% |
Severity of Completed suicide when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Completed suicide||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (187 people, 28.90%)
- Bipolar disorder (86 people, 13.29%)
- Anxiety (75 people, 11.59%)
- Bipolar i disorder (66 people, 10.20%)
- Schizophrenia (50 people, 7.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel xr (82 people, 12.67%)
- Neurontin (63 people, 9.74%)
- Lexapro (61 people, 9.43%)
- Klonopin (56 people, 8.66%)
- Lorazepam (53 people, 8.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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