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 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,911 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 has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users)
Short-term memory loss
Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Short-term memory loss 62,109 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,911 people (2.51%) have Short-term Memory Loss.
Time on Seroquel when people have Short-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Short-term memory loss||17.74%||20.07%||3.81%||21.23%||26.20%||7.63%||3.32% |
Gender of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel * :
|Short-term memory loss||67.56%||32.44% |
Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel * :
|Short-term memory loss||0.00%||0.07%||1.35%||6.13%||7.35%||23.08%||41.70%||20.31% |
Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Short-term memory loss||11.32%||47.17%||30.19%||11.32% |
How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Short-term memory loss||3.33%||3.33%||93.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (1,433 people, 74.99%)
- Bipolar disorder (1,281 people, 67.03%)
- Sleep disorder (1,248 people, 65.31%)
- Anxiety (1,076 people, 56.31%)
- Bipolar i disorder (504 people, 26.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel xr (642 people, 33.59%)
- Xanax (596 people, 31.19%)
- Lamictal (513 people, 26.84%)
- Klonopin (463 people, 24.23%)
- Ativan (423 people, 22.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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