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Review: could Seroquel cause Rheumatoid arthritis?

Summary: Rheumatoid arthritis could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prozac, and have Sleep disorder.

We study 76,092 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

Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,914 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) (latest reports from 292,790 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 76,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 107 people (0.14%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis. They amount to 0.03% of all the 306,097 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rheumatoid arthritis in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Rheumatoid arthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rheumatoid arthritis71.81%0.67%6.04%8.05%5.37%7.38%0.67%

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Rheumatoid arthritis87.13%12.87%

Age of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rheumatoid arthritis0.41%0.00%0.00%2.24%6.92%26.48%61.91%2.04%

Severity of Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rheumatoid arthritis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rheumatoid arthritis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rheumatoid arthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (107 people, 100.00%)
  2. Depression (107 people, 100.00%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (107 people, 100.00%)
  4. Bronchitis (104 people, 97.20%)
  5. Anxiety (74 people, 69.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prozac (107 people, 100.00%)
  2. Trazodone hcl (107 people, 100.00%)
  3. Lexapro (107 people, 100.00%)
  4. Celexa (107 people, 100.00%)
  5. Propranolol (107 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

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    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • 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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