Review: could Seroquel cause Seizure?


Summary

Seizure is reported only by a few people who take Seroquel. We study 70,131 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 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 80,495 users)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, rashes, confusion, drowsiness, memory loss (latest reports from 1,993 Seizure patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

70,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Seizure?

Time on Seroquel when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 25 %
  • 20-29: 50 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Seizure when taking Seroquel **:

  • 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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2 people)
  • Ra (1 person)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (1 person)
  • Mood Stabilizer (1 person)
  • Insomnia (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Valium (2 people)
  • Lamictal (1 person)
  • Bupropion Hydrochloride (1 person)
  • Ativan (1 person)
  • Ambien (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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