Review: could Seroquel cause Traumatic brain injury?
Summary: Traumatic brain injury is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Anxiety.
We study 76,243 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Traumatic brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Traumatic brain injury and more.
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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Seroquel 79,098 users)
Traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (brain injury due to trauma) has been reported by people with depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Traumatic brain injury 799 patients)
On Nov, 27, 2014: 76,232 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 32 people (0.04%) have Traumatic Brain Injury.
Time on Seroquel when people have Traumatic brain injury * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Traumatic brain injury||31.58%||0.00%||5.26%||15.79%||5.26%||42.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Traumatic brain injury when taking Seroquel * :
|Traumatic brain injury||16.67%||83.33% |
Age of people who have Traumatic brain injury when taking Seroquel * :
|Traumatic brain injury||0.00%||0.00%||0.98%||0.00%||23.53%||58.82%||9.80%||6.86% |
Severity of Traumatic brain injury when taking Seroquel ** :
How people recovered from Traumatic brain injury ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (32 people, 100.00%)
- Panic attack (32 people, 100.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus (32 people, 100.00%)
- Psychotic disorder (32 people, 100.00%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (32 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (32 people, 100.00%)
- Geodon (32 people, 100.00%)
- Abilify (32 people, 100.00%)
- Glucophage (32 people, 100.00%)
- Synthroid (32 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Paige (3 years ago):
No, I have no way to go off Seroquel, which has caused diabetes, because I get extremely serious sysmtpoms of shizophrenia I never had before, even when going off slowly. I believe that I have traumatic brain injury from Seroquel: As a result, I have to take about 100 mg per day so I don't go into shock.
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I have multiple autoimmune conditions, most of which I no longer treat with Rx as I have been overmedicated & side effects are too numerous. So I actually am opposite in many ways. I stopped Lyrica, Silenor (sleep), Elmiron, Bentyl, Dexilant. Stress affects me seriously since I had a TBI and experience anxiety stress disorder, which seems to contribute to auto immune responses. But still knew triggers & familiar with self - this thyroid diagnosis & symptoms experienced new & too destabilizing to live.
Diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's thyroiditis after 1/2 thyroid removed Nov 2011; my antibodies are unbelievably high. I declined in thinking, memory, anxiety-unable to think/track, losing most,getting lost driving, sleep very dysfunctional, too emotional, crying easily & often (unusual for me). I feared losing ability to live independently. My maintenance Rx (Silenor, Lyrica) seemed to drug me. I tried to explain to drs. that I needed thyroid replacement hormones that I never had these problems before.
They referred me to a psychiatrist for medicine management consultation, who gave me mental health diagnoses (histrionic personality disorder, somatoform (hypochondria) that discredited me & ruined my medical records for future validity. Is it thyroid symptoms? Was unmanaged pain contributing? Too much Tylenol? What does a dysfunctional thyroid do to a person? How do I get my medical record addressed to reflect accuracy?
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