Review: could Seroquel cause Hypoglycemia?


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 77,279 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. 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 89,713 users)

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, abdominal pain, pain in extremity (latest reports from 29,799 Hypoglycemia patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

77,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 634 people (0.82%) have Hypoglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Hypoglycemia?

Time on Seroquel when people have Hypoglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 9.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.75 %
  • 10+ years: 1.52 %

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 if Hypoglycemia when taking Seroquel **:

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

How people recovered from Hypoglycemia **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (226 people, 35.65%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (188 people, 29.65%)
  • Anxiety (135 people, 21.29%)
  • Sleep Disorder (102 people, 16.09%)
  • Schizophrenia (100 people, 15.77%)

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%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (242 people, 38.17%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (208 people, 32.81%)
  • Hyperglycaemia (103 people, 16.25%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control (96 people, 15.14%)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy (86 people, 13.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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