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Review: could Seroquel cause Suicidal thoughts (Suicidal Ideation)?





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 Risperdal, and have Depression.

We study 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,323 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 79,098 users)

Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, acne.(latest reports from Suicidal thoughts 42,688 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 2,323 people (3.05%) have Suicidal Thoughts.

Trend of Suicidal thoughts in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Suicidal thoughts * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicidal thoughts15.09%17.33%10.95%10.52%28.02%15.95%2.16%

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

FemaleMale
Suicidal thoughts57.09%42.91%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicidal thoughts0.53%0.33%4.88%11.04%16.03%30.94%27.08%9.18%

Severity of Suicidal thoughts when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Suicidal thoughts12.50%50.00%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Suicidal thoughts ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Suicidal thoughts16.67%33.33%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2,323 people, 100.00%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (2,323 people, 100.00%)
  3. Anxiety (1,611 people, 69.35%)
  4. Insomnia (963 people, 41.46%)
  5. Schizophrenia (929 people, 39.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (1,283 people, 55.23%)
  2. Zyprexa (1,106 people, 47.61%)
  3. Ativan (1,008 people, 43.39%)
  4. Lexapro (981 people, 42.23%)
  5. Zoloft (880 people, 37.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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