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Review: could Seroquel cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 76,286 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 206 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Seroquel

Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,141 Seroquel users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,240 Tinnitus patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 76,286 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 206 people (0.27%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus21.05%20.00%32.63%6.32%9.47%9.47%1.05%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus53.57%46.43%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus1.04%0.00%1.56%4.69%18.75%42.97%18.23%12.76%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus5.88%35.29%41.18%17.65%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus10.00%10.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (97 people, 47.09%)
  2. Depression (79 people, 38.35%)
  3. Sleep disorder (45 people, 21.84%)
  4. Schizophrenia (39 people, 18.93%)
  5. Anxiety (35 people, 16.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (106 people, 51.46%)
  2. Paxil (102 people, 49.51%)
  3. Trazodone hcl (86 people, 41.75%)
  4. Meclizine (85 people, 41.26%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (84 people, 40.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
    Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
  • Can xeralto and an antihistimine cause dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness, etc.
    I also take a blood thinner, xeralto, for a-fib. I have been using a mouthwash of an antihistimine antacid mix for a day and a half.
  • Would the tinnitus abate with if i discontinue methotrexate?
    I've just begun my 4th year of Methotrexate for Rheumatoid issue, but it also alleviated my psoriasis. I am hesitant to discontinue because the benefits are great. However, the tinnitus is becoming unbearable and almost maddening. I will more likely consider talking to my doctor about changing medications if 1. The tinnitus subsides with the discontinuance of Methotrexate and if 2. Other rheumatoid medication would not have the same issues with tinnitus. Just discovered the possible connection minutes ago and am eager and hopeful. Please help. Thank you. -Celeste
  • I tested positive for methadone, i have never taken this drug (1 answer)
    I tested positive for methadone, I have never taken this drug. My Dr said I had to have taken it because it was there and that a false positive is out of the question. Could my meds cause methadone to show up on a urine drug test
  • Does anyone have persistent, ringing tinnitus while taking this drug? (1 answer)
    I was prescribed Atenolol years ago for tachycardia. I took it for many years with little to no side effects, aside from tiredness. I began having PVCs and later was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor put me on 5 mg. Bystolic and the tinnitus started. I took it about 1 year. My BP wasn't ideal, so he upped it to mg. and the ringing worsened. It's much louder. The report says this drug isn't ototoxic, but I never had tinnitus before taking it. Anyone else????

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • constant humming sound. I thought it was my pipes or my heater. Now I think it's tinnitus and just did a search to see if seroquel can cause it and it can.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • After restarting with quetiapine I had severe tinnitis last night. Know i don't know what to do. Stop with the quetiapine?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Have severe ringing, buzzing in one ear for 6 weeks now. Had MRI of brain and ear, nothing wrong. Went to ENT, had hearing checked, he could find nothing but a healthy ear. Said I have tinnitus or Minnears Disease. I read about drug interactions. I am wondering if its possible this could be it. I am climbing the walls with this noise in my head.

    Reply

    Susan on Oct, 14, 2012:

    I was taking Singulair for approximately 3 weeks. I developed sharp, intermittent pain in my right ear as well as tinnitus. After seeing an ENT who saw nothing but a healthy ear, he asked about any recent medications. I mentioned Singulair and decided to stop this medication immediately. I have been off the medication for approximately 2 weeks and the tinnitus has not gone away. My gut feeling is that I will be left with this terrible side effect the rest of my life.

    Reply

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