Review: could Seroquel cause High Cholesterol?


Summary

High cholesterol 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 Zyprexa, and have Depression . We study 72,226 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 14,031 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol 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 74,199 users)

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol has been reported by people with hyperbilirubinaemia, constipation, dry mouth, accidental exposure, bruise (latest reports from 161,979 High cholesterol patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

72,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 14,031 people (19.43%) have High Cholesterol


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause High cholesterol?

Time on Seroquel when people have High Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 4.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.6 %
  • 10+ years: 2.07 %

Gender of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 64.11 %
  • male: 35.89 %

Age of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.97 %
  • 20-29: 7.51 %
  • 30-39: 21.81 %
  • 40-49: 40.86 %
  • 50-59: 23.21 %
  • 60+: 5.27 %

Severity if High Cholesterol when taking Seroquel **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 35.71 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from High Cholesterol **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 37.5 %
  • not yet: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (1,236 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (956 people)
  • Anxiety (571 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (491 people)
  • Schizophrenia (434 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (950 people)
  • Risperdal (882 people)
  • Abilify (659 people)
  • Geodon (602 people)
  • Zoloft (470 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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