Review: could Seroquel cause Rheumatoid arthritis?
Summary: Rheumatoid arthritis is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prozac, and have Sleep disorder.
We study 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rheumatoid arthritis 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)
Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia.(latest reports from Rheumatoid arthritis 218,505 patients)
On Nov, 27, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 107 people (0.14%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Time on Seroquel when people have Rheumatoid arthritis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||71.81%||0.67%||6.04%||8.05%||5.37%||7.38%||0.67% |
Gender of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel * :
|Rheumatoid arthritis||87.13%||12.87% |
Age of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel * :
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.41%||0.00%||0.00%||2.24%||6.92%||26.48%||61.91%||2.04% |
Severity of Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Rheumatoid arthritis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (107 people, 100.00%)
- Depression (107 people, 100.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (107 people, 100.00%)
- Bronchitis (104 people, 97.20%)
- Anxiety (74 people, 69.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prozac (107 people, 100.00%)
- Trazodone hcl (107 people, 100.00%)
- Lexapro (107 people, 100.00%)
- Celexa (107 people, 100.00%)
- Propranolol (107 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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