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Review: could Seroquel cause Loss of taste?

Summary: Loss of taste could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lunesta, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 189 have Loss of taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of taste and more.

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On Apr, 8, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 189 people (0.25%) have Loss Of Taste. They amount to 0.12% of all the 157,800 people who have Loss Of Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of taste in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Loss of taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of taste62.50%12.50%0.00%3.12%21.88%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of taste when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Loss of taste72.31%27.69%

Age of people who have Loss of taste when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of taste0.00%0.00%0.89%2.67%15.56%31.11%32.89%16.89%

Severity of Loss of taste when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of taste0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of taste ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (53 people, 28.04%)
  2. Insomnia (42 people, 22.22%)
  3. Depression (36 people, 19.05%)
  4. Anxiety (35 people, 18.52%)
  5. Sleep disorder (33 people, 17.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lunesta (36 people, 19.05%)
  2. Klonopin (33 people, 17.46%)
  3. Xanax (32 people, 16.93%)
  4. Zyprexa (26 people, 13.76%)
  5. Chantix (22 people, 11.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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