Review: could Seroquel cause Suicidal thoughts?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.1/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 65,551 people who take Seroquel. Among them, 2,098 have Suicidal thoughts. See who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,875 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes mellitus aggravated, diabetes, insomnia, type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis.
Suicidal thoughts (latest reports from 262,934 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 6, 2014: 65,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 2,098 people (3.20%) have Suicidal Thoughts.
Time on Seroquel when people have Suicidal thoughts * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicidal thoughts||15.21%||16.02%||11.34%||10.26%||28.80%||16.47%||1.89% |
Gender of people who have Suicidal thoughts when taking Seroquel * :
|Suicidal thoughts||56.95%||43.05% |
Age of people who have Suicidal thoughts when taking Seroquel * :
|Suicidal thoughts||0.66%||0.37%||5.39%||12.15%||17.42%||30.29%||24.58%||9.14% |
Severity of Suicidal thoughts when taking Seroquel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Suicidal thoughts||14.29%||57.14%||28.57%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Suicidal thoughts ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Suicidal thoughts||20.00%||20.00%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (2,098 people, 100.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (2,098 people, 100.00%)
- Anxiety (1,530 people, 72.93%)
- Insomnia (832 people, 39.66%)
- Schizophrenia (825 people, 39.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperdal (1,277 people, 60.87%)
- Zyprexa (1,100 people, 52.43%)
- Ativan (986 people, 47.00%)
- Lexapro (959 people, 45.71%)
- Zoloft (877 people, 41.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Seroquel caused vivid dreaming like nothing I ever experienced , I was horrified for weeks at it refusing to ever take it again, in the dream I was able to literally wake myself up by taking a particular action, it was so closely related to the experience of conscious thought and reality while being awake that having them be nightmares was somewhat traumatizing. Nothing I've been through has ever come close to what that was like. Incredibly disturbing. I also hollucinated while waking up for about 40 seconds, an auditory hollucination of somone I knew screaming for help. With celexa I was not suicidal before I took the drug, after taking it i found myself in great depths of depair and could not stop crying wanting intensely to die. I ended up in the hospital. Once off the drug this problem completely resolved. After these experiences I don't even go near medications for anxiety or depression. Not worth the risk by far.
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After suffering a series of horrendous traumas, including being a target of bullying/mobbing at my 20-year police career, having to leave that career, suffering the trauma of having a wonderful, loving marriage/motherhood go by the wayside, as well as losing my second career, an entrepreneurial venture, as my (now ex-husband) dissolved into alcoholism and adultery and abusive behaviors towards our young child and me...........losing EVERYTHING that I'd worked my whole life to build up (I'm now 51)..........we, my 14 year old son and I are now struggling to start over. We are living in poverty and the unbelievable numbers of humiliations and stressors that go along with that are unbearable. My life seems to be over. I am lost, bereft and feel like a loser at everything I used to feel successful about. My and my son's support network has all but vanished......do they think this is contagious? Are they afraid that we'll suck the lifeblood out of them with our neediness? We just need someone to show that they actually think we are valuable enough to stay alive, worthy enough to breathe the same air as everyone else on the earth. Because the message from all those who were once related to us, those friends who I've stood by and given morale support to over these many years.......where have they all gone????
Life just has no more purpose -- my son, in his innocence at age 5 (and before any of the horrendous traumas has occurred), asked me about the meaning of life one night when I tucked him in.... "we're born, we waste time, then we die" ....... "what's it all for?" My little philosopher. Now I find myself asking this question to me every moment of the day.
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