Review: could Seroquel cause Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Effexor, and have Depression . We study 70,131 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 154 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 80,495 users)


Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) has been reported by people with eye pain, drug ineffective, breathing difficulty, ocular hyperaemia, visual acuity reduced (latest reports from 19,584 Glaucoma patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

70,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 154 people (0.22%) have Glaucoma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Glaucoma?

Time on Seroquel when people have Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.51 %
  • 10+ years: 5.13 %

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 68.42 %
  • male: 31.58 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.81 %
  • 10-19: 1.63 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 13.01 %
  • 40-49: 34.96 %
  • 50-59: 22.76 %
  • 60+: 24.39 %

Severity if Glaucoma when taking Seroquel **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (42 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (37 people)
  • Anxiety (34 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (15 people)
  • Osteoporosis (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Effexor (31 people)
  • Ativan (25 people)
  • Remeron (24 people)
  • Lexapro (23 people)
  • Risperdal (21 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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