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Review: could Seroquel cause Serotonin syndrome?

Summary: Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zoloft, and have Depression.

We study 76,261 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 172 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,125 Seroquel users)

Serotonin syndrome

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, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,557 Serotonin syndrome patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 76,261 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 172 people (0.23%) have Serotonin Syndrome.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome59.57%19.15%10.64%2.13%8.51%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Serotonin syndrome70.23%29.77%

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%3.72%10.11%12.77%32.45%25.53%15.43%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Serotonin syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (85 people, 49.42%)
  2. Insomnia (33 people, 19.19%)
  3. Anxiety (31 people, 18.02%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (24 people, 13.95%)
  5. Major depression (24 people, 13.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (49 people, 28.49%)
  2. Lithium carbonate (39 people, 22.67%)
  3. Cymbalta (31 people, 18.02%)
  4. Effexor (29 people, 16.86%)
  5. Paxil (28 people, 16.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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