Review: could Seroquel cause Seizure?


Summary

Seizure 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 Depakote, and have Depression . We study 78,274 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 190 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 90,830 users)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, pain (latest reports from 26,068 Seizure patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

78,274 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 190 people (0.24%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Seizure?

Time on Seroquel when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 62.09 %
  • male: 37.91 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 1.63 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.88 %
  • 20-29: 22.76 %
  • 30-39: 10.57 %
  • 40-49: 19.51 %
  • 50-59: 22.76 %
  • 60+: 17.89 %

Severity of Seizure **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Seizure **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Depakote (35 people, 18.42%)
  • Lamictal (27 people, 14.21%)
  • Klonopin (25 people, 13.16%)
  • Zoloft (24 people, 12.63%)
  • Neurontin (22 people, 11.58%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Seroquel, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (18 people, 9.47%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Insomnia (40 people, 21.05%)
  • Fall (34 people, 17.89%)
  • Depression (29 people, 15.26%)
  • Drug Ineffective (28 people, 14.74%)
  • Tremor (25 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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