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Review: could Seroquel cause Short-term memory loss (Memory loss)?

Summary: Short-term memory loss is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel xr, and have Depression.

We study 76,286 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,913 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,149 Seroquel users)

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Short-term memory loss patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 76,261 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,913 people (2.51%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss17.69%20.33%3.80%21.16%26.12%7.60%3.31%

Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Short-term memory loss67.55%32.45%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.00%0.07%1.35%6.13%7.39%23.07%41.69%20.30%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss10.91%47.27%30.91%10.91%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss3.23%3.23%93.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,434 people, 74.96%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (1,281 people, 66.96%)
  3. Sleep disorder (1,248 people, 65.24%)
  4. Anxiety (1,077 people, 56.30%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (504 people, 26.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel xr (643 people, 33.61%)
  2. Xanax (596 people, 31.16%)
  3. Lamictal (513 people, 26.82%)
  4. Klonopin (463 people, 24.20%)
  5. Ativan (423 people, 22.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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