Review: could Seroquel cause Suicidal Thoughts?


Summary

Suicidal thoughts is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Depression . We study 77,279 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,419 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 89,715 users)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with rashes, feeling abnormal, weight increased, intentional overdose, head injury (latest reports from 57,255 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

77,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 2,419 people (3.13%) have Suicidal Thoughts


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Seroquel when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 21.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.17 %
  • 10+ years: 1.95 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 58.22 %
  • male: 41.78 %

Age of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.62 %
  • 2-9: 0.88 %
  • 10-19: 7.96 %
  • 20-29: 13.32 %
  • 30-39: 16.6 %
  • 40-49: 25.65 %
  • 50-59: 22.11 %
  • 60+: 12.85 %

Severity if Suicidal Thoughts when taking Seroquel **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicidal Thoughts **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (699 people, 28.90%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (562 people, 23.23%)
  • Anxiety (372 people, 15.38%)
  • Sleep Disorder (218 people, 9.01%)
  • Insomnia (199 people, 8.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (332 people, 13.72%)
  • Zoloft (324 people, 13.39%)
  • Risperdal (319 people, 13.19%)
  • Xanax (298 people, 12.32%)
  • Lexapro (282 people, 11.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (760 people, 31.42%)
  • Anxiety (556 people, 22.98%)
  • Insomnia (552 people, 22.82%)
  • Weight Increased (346 people, 14.30%)
  • Drug Dose Omission (315 people, 13.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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