Could Seroquel cause Hypoglycemia - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypoglycemia 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 Risperdal, and have Depression . We study 78,273 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA. Among them, 634 have Hypoglycemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycemia 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 90,834 users)

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes (latest reports from 30,513 Hypoglycemia patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

78,273 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 634 people (0.81%) have Hypoglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Hypoglycemia?

Time on Seroquel when people have Hypoglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 10.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.77 %
  • 10+ years: 1.86 %

Gender of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 56.6 %
  • male: 43.4 %

Age of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.34 %
  • 2-9: 0.85 %
  • 10-19: 3.58 %
  • 20-29: 7.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.14 %
  • 40-49: 30.89 %
  • 50-59: 22.87 %
  • 60+: 21.33 %

Severity of Hypoglycemia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Risperdal (205 people, 32.33%)
  • Zyprexa (188 people, 29.65%)
  • Depakote (117 people, 18.45%)
  • Abilify (111 people, 17.51%)
  • Lipitor (94 people, 14.83%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (70 people, 11.04%)
  • Pain (52 people, 8.20%)
  • Diabetes (43 people, 6.78%)
  • Affective Disorder (33 people, 5.21%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Diabetes (242 people, 38.17%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (217 people, 34.23%)
  • Hyperglycemia (104 people, 16.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (102 people, 16.09%)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (102 people, 16.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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