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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 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 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 Seroquel 79,098 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.(view latest reports from 19,391 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 205 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
Tinnitus21.28%19.15%32.98%6.38%9.57%9.57%1.06%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Seroquel * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus53.70%46.30%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Seroquel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus1.04%0.00%1.57%4.70%18.80%43.08%18.02%12.79%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus6.25%37.50%37.50%18.75%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus11.11%11.11%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (96 people, 46.83%)
  2. Depression (78 people, 38.05%)
  3. Sleep disorder (45 people, 21.95%)
  4. Schizophrenia (39 people, 19.02%)
  5. Anxiety (35 people, 17.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (106 people, 51.71%)
  2. Paxil (102 people, 49.76%)
  3. Trazodone hcl (86 people, 41.95%)
  4. Meclizine (85 people, 41.46%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (84 people, 40.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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