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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 76,299 people who have side effects while taking Seroquel from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,842 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,156 Seroquel users)

Weight loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,305 Weight loss patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 76,299 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 1,842 people (2.41%) have Weight Loss.

Trend of Weight loss in Seroquel reports

Time on Seroquel when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss4.92%7.52%6.73%15.53%37.34%25.42%2.53%

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

Weight loss67.81%32.19%

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

Weight loss0.33%0.52%3.12%7.10%25.42%38.84%22.03%2.64%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Seroquel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss16.67%50.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  3. Anxiety (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  4. Sleep disorder (1,741 people, 94.52%)
  5. Schizophrenia (1,735 people, 94.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  2. Abilify (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  3. Zyprexa (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  4. Geodon (1,842 people, 100.00%)
  5. Zoloft (1,543 people, 83.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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