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Review: could Seroquel cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Risperdal, and have Anxiety.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 318 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,914 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in insomnia, bipolar disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes, diabetes mellitus aggravated, insomnia exacerbated, insomnia, type 2 diabetes.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,287 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 318 people (0.42%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.70% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse13.43%8.46%3.98%19.90%30.35%19.90%3.98%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse49.94%50.06%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.14%0.27%6.17%27.30%22.22%28.94%11.25%3.70%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Narcotic abuse0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Narcotic abuse0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (281 people, 88.36%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (272 people, 85.53%)
  3. Depression (245 people, 77.04%)
  4. Sleep disorder (240 people, 75.47%)
  5. Hallucination (98 people, 30.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (281 people, 88.36%)
  2. Zyprexa (268 people, 84.28%)
  3. Depakote (216 people, 67.92%)
  4. Lexapro (211 people, 66.35%)
  5. Ativan (197 people, 61.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • i was taking escitalopram(20 mg) and quetiapine xr (150 mg) and i was doing good on this medication but i was managing the drowsiness and dry throat because of this medication and i was able to manage it...i took this combination for one year but the problem started when i start taking fluvoxamine(50 mg) along with this for 4 months ...after this my life changed compeletely ....i became compelety emotionless and no sexual feeling and doctor told me this is a case of anhedonia

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Started noticing my front right mid thigh loosing muscle mass last month. Not sure what to do and if seroquel caused this. I am 35, active , good health overall.

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