Review: could Seroquel cause Suicidal Thoughts?


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 70,131 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,229 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts and more.

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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 80,495 users)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with rashes, feeling abnormal, weight increased, intentional overdose, head injury (latest reports from 45,883 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

70,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 2,229 people (3.18%) have Suicidal Thoughts

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Seroquel when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 20.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.5 %

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

  • female: 57.85 %
  • male: 42.15 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.67 %
  • 2-9: 0.9 %
  • 10-19: 8.07 %
  • 20-29: 12.61 %
  • 30-39: 16.93 %
  • 40-49: 25.9 %
  • 50-59: 22.25 %
  • 60+: 12.67 %

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 (643 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (526 people)
  • Anxiety (342 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (199 people)
  • Insomnia (176 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (318 people)
  • Risperdal (311 people)
  • Zoloft (308 people)
  • Xanax (282 people)
  • Lexapro (277 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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