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Review: could Seroquel cause Syncope?

Summary: Syncope could be caused by Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 76,092 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 761 have Syncope. Find out below who they are, when they have Syncope and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel (latest outcomes from 78,914 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder, insomnia. Commonly reported side effects of Seroquel include diabetes, diabetes mellitus aggravated, insomnia exacerbated, insomnia, type 2 diabetes.

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 317,168 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 75,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 761 people (1.00%) have Syncope. They amount to 0.24% of all the 317,079 people who have Syncope on eHealthMe.

Trend of Syncope in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Syncope * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Syncope42.23%19.62%4.90%8.99%12.26%11.44%0.54%

Gender of people who have Syncope when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Syncope66.22%33.78%

Age of people who have Syncope when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Syncope0.35%0.28%3.38%11.32%14.84%28.16%22.22%19.46%

Severity of Syncope when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Syncope50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Syncope ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (495 people, 65.05%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (429 people, 56.37%)
  3. Anxiety (328 people, 43.10%)
  4. Insomnia (314 people, 41.26%)
  5. Sleep disorder (260 people, 34.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (296 people, 38.90%)
  2. Zyprexa (282 people, 37.06%)
  3. Risperdal (263 people, 34.56%)
  4. Paxil (221 people, 29.04%)
  5. Lexapro (219 people, 28.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • My 19 yr old daughter is a Type 1 diabetic since the age of three. She has been having dizzy spells where she says she feels nauseous and like she's going to pass out about once a day around dinner time. Does not correlate with blood sugars but her blood pressure drops to around 94/72 with a heart rate of 122. Could this be related to Prozac that she's been on for years?

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • i was taking escitalopram(20 mg) and quetiapine xr (150 mg) and i was doing good on this medication but i was managing the drowsiness and dry throat because of this medication and i was able to manage it...i took this combination for one year but the problem started when i start taking fluvoxamine(50 mg) along with this for 4 months ...after this my life changed compeletely ....i became compelety emotionless and no sexual feeling and doctor told me this is a case of anhedonia

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