Could Seroquel cause Seizure - from FDA reports


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 85,732 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA. Among them, 214 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 90,868 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 26,088 Seizure patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

85,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 214 people (0.25%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Seizure?

Time on Seroquel when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 31.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.34 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 61.95 %
  • male: 38.05 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 2.92 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.57 %
  • 20-29: 19.71 %
  • 30-39: 9.49 %
  • 40-49: 20.44 %
  • 50-59: 22.63 %
  • 60+: 18.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (47 people, 21.96%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (37 people, 17.29%)
  • Sleep Disorder (23 people, 10.75%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (20 people, 9.35%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (17 people, 7.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Depakote (36 people, 16.82%)
  • Lamictal (27 people, 12.62%)
  • Zoloft (26 people, 12.15%)
  • Klonopin (25 people, 11.68%)
  • Neurontin (23 people, 10.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (44 people, 20.56%)
  • Fall (39 people, 18.22%)
  • Drug Ineffective (30 people, 14.02%)
  • Depression (30 people, 14.02%)
  • Weakness (26 people, 12.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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