Seroquel and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports
Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 88,132 people who have side effects when taking Seroquel from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 10, 2017
88,132 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 257 people (0.29%) have Serotonin Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Seroquel when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 67.44 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20.93 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.98 %
- 1 - 2 years: 4.65 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Seroquel *:
- female: 63.68 %
- male: 36.32 %
Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Seroquel *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 2.53 %
- 20-29: 10.61 %
- 30-39: 16.16 %
- 40-49: 21.21 %
- 50-59: 23.23 %
- 60+: 26.26 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (84 people, 32.68%)
- Bipolar Disorder (29 people, 11.28%)
- Psychotic Disorder (21 people, 8.17%)
- Stress And Anxiety (20 people, 7.78%)
- Insomnia (17 people, 6.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Cymbalta (34 people, 13.23%)
- Paxil (30 people, 11.67%)
- Zoloft (28 people, 10.89%)
- Effexor (22 people, 8.56%)
- Abilify (19 people, 7.39%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (28 people, 10.89%)
- Agitation (25 people, 9.73%)
- Tremor (20 people, 7.78%)
- Stress And Anxiety (20 people, 7.78%)
- High Blood Pressure (20 people, 7.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel?
Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 93,437 users)
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 10,171 Serotonin syndrome patients).
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