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Review: could Seroquel cause Glaucoma?

Summary: Glaucoma could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Abilify, and have Depression.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 165 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 169 people (0.22%) have Glaucoma. They amount to 0.27% of all the 63,331 people who have Glaucoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Glaucoma in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Glaucoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Glaucoma3.33%1.67%15.00%11.67%38.33%26.67%3.33%

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Glaucoma67.92%32.08%

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Glaucoma0.00%0.48%0.24%2.17%20.72%35.66%17.35%23.37%

Severity of Glaucoma when taking Seroquel ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Glaucoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (161 people, 95.27%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (154 people, 91.12%)
  3. Anxiety (145 people, 85.80%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (70 people, 41.42%)
  5. Sleep disorder (52 people, 30.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Abilify (139 people, 82.25%)
  2. Risperdal (112 people, 66.27%)
  3. Lexapro (103 people, 60.95%)
  4. Clonazepam (85 people, 50.30%)
  5. Zyprexa (84 people, 49.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days 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 (1 week ago):

  • 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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