Review: could Seroquel cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Seroquel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Risperdal, and have Depression . We study 77,279 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,906 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss 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 89,715 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 26,652 Weight loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

77,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel.
Among them, 1,906 people (2.47%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Seroquel cause Weight loss?

Time on Seroquel when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 1.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.63 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.72 %
  • 10+ years: 2.36 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Seroquel *:

  • female: 64.12 %
  • male: 35.88 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Seroquel *:

  • 0-1: 0.68 %
  • 2-9: 0.45 %
  • 10-19: 2.76 %
  • 20-29: 8.28 %
  • 30-39: 25.9 %
  • 40-49: 37.84 %
  • 50-59: 19.93 %
  • 60+: 4.17 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Seroquel **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (819 people, 42.97%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (677 people, 35.52%)
  • Anxiety (352 people, 18.47%)
  • Schizophrenia (328 people, 17.21%)
  • Sleep Disorder (313 people, 16.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Risperdal (696 people, 36.52%)
  • Zyprexa (601 people, 31.53%)
  • Abilify (542 people, 28.44%)
  • Geodon (455 people, 23.87%)
  • Zoloft (319 people, 16.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (1,079 people, 56.61%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (749 people, 39.30%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (704 people, 36.94%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (441 people, 23.14%)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (389 people, 20.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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