Review: could Seroquel cause Memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 65,551 people who take Seroquel. Among them, 1,903 have Memory loss. See who they are, when they have Memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,875 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes mellitus aggravated, diabetes, insomnia, type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis.
Memory loss (latest reports from 457,621 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 65,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,495 people (2.28%) have Memory Loss.
Time on Seroquel when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||18.44%||19.64%||3.01%||20.04%||28.46%||8.22%||2.20% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Seroquel * :
|Memory loss||65.33%||34.67% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Seroquel * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.10%||1.55%||8.44%||8.94%||25.18%||37.70%||18.09% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||11.11%||46.67%||31.11%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||4.35%||0.00%||95.65% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (1,013 people, 67.76%)
- Sleep disorder (978 people, 65.42%)
- Bipolar disorder (916 people, 61.27%)
- Anxiety (763 people, 51.04%)
- Bipolar i disorder (424 people, 28.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (535 people, 35.79%)
- Klonopin (401 people, 26.82%)
- Seroquel xr (390 people, 26.09%)
- Prozac (377 people, 25.22%)
- Lamictal (347 people, 23.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
RedRobin (6 days ago):
In 1998, I was prescribed Seroquel for Major Depression. My dosage started at 200mg take 4 pills/capsules at bedtime. In 2003 the dosage was decreased to 200mg take 2 at bedtime. I gradually took myself off the medicine completely in 2010. My family and friends refer to 1998-2010 as my 12 year coma. I have minimal memories of those 12 years. I had to re-learn how to do routines activities. Such as, how to wash, dry and fold laundry, how the work the coffee maker, can opener, tea maker, toaster over, microwave over dish washer etc. I had to re-learn how to drive a car, do computer work, pay bills, finances, taxes even buying stamps and groceries. I was a financial analyst for over 10 years and had a 2 hr commute to and from work. I’m still a bit uneasy about driving on the highway, but I’m getting there. It’s now 2014 and I still don’t remember weddings, funerals, special events and 12 years of my life memories. Additionally, I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 my sugar level was over 750. I’m currently on three medications to try to control it. During those 12 years I was sean by 4 different psychiatrists. Not one doctor understood what was going on. PLEASE learn from my experience! YOU are in control of YOUR HEALTH. Don't rely on doctors ONLY. Ask questions and don't stop until you trust the answer. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
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