Review: could Seroquel cause Panic attack (Panic disorder)?
Summary: Panic attack 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 Xanax, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,066 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack and more.
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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users)
Panic attack has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, panic disorder, pain.(latest reports from Panic attack 23,380 patients)
On Dec, 1, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,066 people (1.40%) have Panic Attack.
Time on Seroquel when people have Panic attack * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Panic attack||8.95%||16.84%||12.28%||21.75%||26.14%||11.58%||2.46% |
Gender of people who have Panic attack when taking Seroquel * :
|Panic attack||78.02%||21.98% |
Age of people who have Panic attack when taking Seroquel * :
|Panic attack||0.53%||0.53%||1.96%||5.10%||17.22%||31.19%||28.84%||14.62% |
Severity of Panic attack when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Panic attack||9.09%||45.45%||27.27%||18.18% |
How people recovered from Panic attack ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Panic attack||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (1,016 people, 95.31%)
- Depression (968 people, 90.81%)
- Anxiety (846 people, 79.36%)
- Sleep disorder (725 people, 68.01%)
- Schizophrenia (333 people, 31.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (542 people, 50.84%)
- Klonopin (496 people, 46.53%)
- Prozac (457 people, 42.87%)
- Abilify (432 people, 40.53%)
- Risperdal (429 people, 40.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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