Review: could Seroquel cause Serotonin syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 65,551 people who take Seroquel. Among them, 172 have Serotonin syndrome. See who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,875 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in insomnia, bipolar disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes mellitus aggravated, diabetes, insomnia, type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis.
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 33,623 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 65,551 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 172 people (0.26%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Seroquel when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||59.57%||19.15%||10.64%||2.13%||8.51%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel * :
|Serotonin syndrome||70.23%||29.77% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||3.72%||10.11%||12.77%||32.45%||25.53%||15.43% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (85 people, 49.42%)
- Insomnia (33 people, 19.19%)
- Anxiety (31 people, 18.02%)
- Major depression (24 people, 13.95%)
- Psychotic disorder (24 people, 13.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (49 people, 28.49%)
- Lithium carbonate (39 people, 22.67%)
- Cymbalta (31 people, 18.02%)
- Effexor (29 people, 16.86%)
- Paxil (28 people, 16.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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