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Review: could Seroquel cause Seizure?

Summary: Seizure could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Bupropion hydrochloride, and have Depression - major.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure 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.

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,849 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 76,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Seizure. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,849 people who have Seizure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Seizure in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Seizure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Seizure0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Seizure when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizure0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression - major (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Insomnia (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bupropion hydrochloride (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Ambien (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 hours ago):

  • Patient gets a migraine, then appears to be confused, disoriented and thinks they are someone else, doesn't recognize anyone familiar to them; then has a seizure and doesn't remember anything besides the migraine

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  • From this study (1 week 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 (2 weeks 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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