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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 76,261 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 79,125 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 20,173 Tinnitus patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 76,261 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 anyone have persistent, ringing tinnitus while taking this drug?
    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????
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
  • Requip cause dysphagia
    an increase caused me not to be able to swallow at all
  • I have ringing in the ears. is there anyway of getting rid of it? (1 answer)
    I feel this tinnitus was induced from my taking the norgesic forte, that I no longer take for tension headaches. But I do take over the counter aspirin. Can the tinnitus ever go away?
  • What is the reaction to vivitrol and ritalin?
    25 year old client in early recovery from opioid dependence takes ritalin and seroquel and wants to add vivitrol. What are the risks and side effects?

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (12 months 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?

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  • 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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