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Seroquel Lawsuits are still being reviewed

Austin Kirk

UPDATE AUGUST 2010: New Seroquel cases are no longer being reviewed or accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This post is from 2007, and is provided for informational purposes only.

Since early 2006, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been representing individuals diagnosed with diabetes, pancreatitis and other side effects of Seroquel. While the legal claims are moving through the court systems nationwide, new Seroquel lawsuits are still being reviewed and investigated.

>>INFORMATION: Seroquel Lawsuits

Seroquel, known generically as quetiapine fumarate, is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The medication is approved for treatment of schizophrenia, but it is often prescribed “off-label” for other uses including anxiety, dementia, obsessive compulsive disorders and autism. Seroquel side effects have been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and severe weight gain, which have led to serious medical complications for thousands of people.

It is part of a newer class of medications often referred to as an “atypical antipsychotic.” Zyprexa, another atypical antipsychotic manufactured by Eli Lilly, was tied to a similar risk and the manufacturer has agreed to pay over $1.2 billion to settle Zyprexa lawsuits for over 28,500 people.

>>PRIOR POST (1/8/2007): Zyprexa settlement

The first Seroquel lawsuits are expected to begin by Fall 2008 in several states. Thousands of pages of documents have been reviewed as part of the Seroquel litigation and depositions of many company witnesses have already been taken. The evidence is overwhelming that AstraZenica knew about the risk of Seraquel side effects, yet continued to heavily market their drug without proper warnings.

Seroquel is one of the best selling drugs for AstraZeneca, with sales of over $3 billion per year worldwide. As recently as November 2006, the FDA expressed concerns to AstraZeneca that some of their marketing materials were “false and misleading.” The federal drug regulators indicated that the company was improperly attempting to minimize the seroquel diabetes side effects and failed to adequately discuss the risk of serious muscular conditions, such as tardive dyskinesia, which could result from the drug.

AstraZeneca has heavily marketed the drug for “off-label” uses which are beyond what was approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment. Some experts have estimated that as much as 70% of all Seroquel prescriptions were “off-label” for unapproved uses. This has exposed people to the risk of Seroquel side effects such as diabetes, when they may not have received the drug if they had been properly warned of the dangers.

SEROQUEL LAWSUITS

The Seroquel lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review and investigate new claims for individuals who have taken Seroquel and suffered:

  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Death

If you, a friend or family member have experienced any of these Seroquel problems, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

77 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. candy snow says:

    MY MOTHER-IN-LAW DIED IN MARCH 2006 SHE WAS TAKING SEROQUEL AT HE TIME OF HER DEATH

  2. Anita Wiemken says:

    My doctor just put me on seroquel and I really dont want to take it. I have just lost 45Lbs it took me 10 months to take it off. I have been suffering from depression that goes back to my fathers susicide when I was 18, now I am 41 and never have got conceling for it. I just started taking cymbalta 60mg bid and I just do not want to add another drug to that. I have A lot of medical problems, from a tumor in my tummy to fibermyalgia, also last January I had plates and fusion in my neck 4,5,and 6th. I also do not have A spleen I ruptured that in 2nd grade andhad it removed with 2 blood transfusions. I am married with A 5yo and A 3yo and A 21yo attending Bowling Green State UV. What is your opinion should I take this medication? The doseage is 100mg every night. Thankyou for your time, Anita.

  3. my son has adhd and they have him on 100mg at night he complains of leg pain and often sleep walks and talks out of his head at night we have to watch him very close he doesnt sleep though without it he also has cystic fibrosis and has trouble gaining weight they have him on adderall 15mg 3xa day any other meds out there that would be better for him please reply thanks alot

  4. I was prescribed Seroquel took it for two weeks and then spent a week in the hospital diagnosed with Pancreatitis.

  5. LookandMiss says:

    I took 100 mg of Seroquel beginning April 2003, and stop taking it April 2004. By December 2004, i was diagnois with type II diabetes. I had no idea I was sick until I couldnt hold down water. I went to the local emergency room, and my sugar was 881 and i lost eye sight. I had perfect vision before. I been taking inslin needles every since. I still suffer with not sleeping well, but couldnt a single doctor pay me to take Seroquel. I dont take anything to help me sleep now.

  6. Zyprexa Settlement Reached - Zyprexa and Seroquel Lawyers | Legal News & Updates Blog - Saiontz, Kirk & Miles says:

    [...] in the same class of medications as Zyprexa, have also faced an increased risk of diabetes, and Seroquel lawsuits are pending throughout the United States for individuals who developed diabetes after taking the [...]

  7. I`ve been taking seroquel for about two years & now I am borderline diabetic, but it does help me sleep.

  8. I took seroquel for a while and the whole time I felt worse than I did to start I couldnt eat half the time and the other time I was just plain vomiting all the time I gained a lot of weight and either went from one extreme to the next no sleep or all sleep… It makes me wonder are all medications eventually bad what is really safe anymore.

  9. I have been taking Seroquel for the past five (5) years. My current dose is 50mg/AM and 400mg/PM.
    I noticed movement problems withing 6 months of being on the medication. I reported what I can best describe as body fluttering. I also reported that my scalp moves frequently. My reports were always attributed to some other ailment. The movement problems have become worse. At first is was the right side of my body–jerking limbs and difficulty grasping with my hand. I thought I was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Overtime, the body jerking now affects my entire body. Determined to obtain a diagnosis, I carefully reviwed the side effects of all of my medications. This review lead me to Seroquel. I am relieved about Parkinson’s even though I am not comfortable with Tardia…
    I am do not want to discontinue the Seroquel do to its effectiveness. My pronosis is ????able

  10. My daughter took seroquel for 2 years and is now a type II diabetic. She weighed a measly 98 lbs when she started taking it she now weihs 195 lbs. We have since stopped taking the medicine but i never knew that this was a side effect.

  11. i started taking seroquel 4 years ago and soon after beginning seroquel use I started suffering accute pancreatittis attcks. I’ve now had at least 8 maybe 10 accute pancreatitis attacks and my pancreas is now compltely disfunctional and I have to take creon just to be able to eat. I just saw a tv add about this two days ago and immediately called my prescribing physician who wasn’t even aware of the pancreatic/diabetes side effects.

  12. jennifer,I took seroquel for 1 year,and got very sick! I’ve had numerous pancreatitis attacks of one, I had toxic shock and almost died.I gained extreme amounts of weight and now I have type 2 diabetes! seroquel made me feel like a junkie for food! diabetes is one thing I can live with,but pancreatitis is {not} one of lifes pain that I can not endure!

  13. Seroquel Diabetes Side Effects Known in 2000 - Seroquel Attorneys | Legal News & Updates Blog - Saiontz, Kirk & Miles says:

    [...] the first lawsuits over Seroquel gear up for trial early next year, internal documents that were previously kept from the public by [...]

  14. Holy crap …this is REAL! Sorry, but I’m not on of those people that go around looking to just sue someone, and in this country you can sue a grilled cheese sandwich if you want….THAT BEING SAID, I came across some information that made me start researching…WOW!!

    I TOO, used to take Seroquel for Anxiety a few years ago. I ballooned up about 40 pounds, and was diagnosed as a type II diabetic. I didn’t think much of it because my Mom was insulin dependent, but reading this has really opened my eyes!

    It will be interesteding to see how this pans out, and I wish all the best to all of you reading, and posting here -

  15. What are the concerns I should be aware of?

  16. i started taking seroquel five years ago. i grained 60 pounds and contracted diabetes. there is no known diabetes history in my family. i also sleep walk impulsive eating good luck to all that wants to see this lawsuit go thru.

  17. i have been taking 100mg of seroquel at night it dont help me sleep anymore and shortly after taking it i have trouble walking and i also gained about 80 more pounds and from adding that extra weight on i run out of breath very fast i get tired from walking up steps.

  18. my doc put me on 300 mg of seroquel. i started to gain weight at a rate of 20lbs a month. he told me to shut my mouth and take my meds. 120lbs weight gain in 6 months told me to stop taking it. now i suffer complications from my weight gain.

  19. i took seroquel for about 6 years and my doctor still had me take seroquel during my pregnacy of my now 10 month daughter. at my 37 week of my pregnacy. i recieved pancratitis.and the doctors had to induce my labor. my daughter and myself were in the hospital for 5 days. i no longer take that medication due to the fact, i never want to feel that kind of pain again. i would advise anyone taking this medication to think twice before taking it the risk are to great. think about your health.

  20. My husband has been taking Seroquel for a anitpsychotic drug and his medical issues with bi-polar….Since he has been taking it he has gotten type 2 Diabetics and his weight he has just balloned out talking this. He has had some problems with his legs and circulation had to have stints put in legs, and I have noticed that he has temors in his hands and arms somethimes.

  21. My cousin was on heavy doses of seroquel for several years. Now she has mast cell TMEP because of it. We are trying to find some Dr. that knows something about this and will treat it. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.

  22. Doseage of seroquel has increased to 800mg nightly have gained 60+ lbs since I started taking it 2 +yrs ago. 4-27-09 was rushed to hospital via EMS from extremely hjgh levels of blood sugars then was rushed to even bigger hospital due to being in comatose state. Was over 700 Released 5-1-09 after diagnoed with type 2 diabetes. Am now on novolog 3xdaily 5 units each also 40 units lantus at bedtime. Have also gotten eye exam, were I was told and shown the results of exam–warned me to pay close attention to any further changes in my vision. Possible blindness.

  23. this medication al most killed me ,my vision has changed,shack and have

  24. this medication al most killed me ,my vision has changed,shack and have falling problems

  25. Jennifer says:

    my mother used to take seraquel and for totally different resons but my advice to you guys who dont want to take it if you are depressed taking it is prob not a good idea unless your depression is causing you sleep problems seraquel is downer i dont know what the hell is wrong with some of these doctors and the drug company is even dumber if its causing so many people problems good luck to all you guys

  26. Hello my name is jc and I have been using seroquel for four years.couldn’t complain.able to manage life,sleep but the weight gain has gotten so serious. plus I diabities leaves me no other choice I need to discontinue it.

  27. I cannot believe alledgedly AZ has spent 500 million dollars already defending this drug. This money could have been given to plaitiffs or pay back medicare already.No ehics at all with this company. Obviously it it a problem. Yes, I do believe they have the right to defend themselves but come on!!! the little people gets screwed again. It is not like the money we are going to get is going to make us rich and go buy a hacienda somewhere and retire. If we could we probabaly will not enjoy the little fruits anyway. Will not be able to see and will have to have a bag to collect our pee on our side.

  28. given seroquel for sleeping purposes. in july 06 diebeticketoacidosis sugar levels at emer rm at 1180,artery colapsed going into 1st chamber of the heart, given 40% chance of living if stent placed that week.i can only thank god for giving myself another chance.dr. stated wrong choice of medication

  29. anti- medical says:

    Seems like you all have a lawsuit. Personally i dont believe in Psychotic meds i feel its manupilitive and just wrong especially when givin to children when there mind is so young. My parents had me on ritalin when i was 12 for ADD and i made the decision to stop taking them, i didnt like how they made me feel. im glad i stopped. its made me who i am. and reading about all these side effects thank god i stopped when i did.

  30. My husband has been on this for awhile and he takes 900mg at night time and has been on it awhile and he has gotten dibitics and that he had and I have noticed that he has temors in his right arm some times. He didn’t have diebetics till he started on this med. My daught -in-law is a nurse and she said this ia a very high dosage to have someone on….My husband was a contruction worker when he did work but he was muscles and now he is just fat his belly is really big.

  31. I too have been on seroquel for at least a 1 yr and a half. Well I have had alot of these same symtoms everyone has been mentioning. I have been for so many tests and scans to find out why I have been having all those symtoms. I came upon all these comments and cant believe the doctors havent put it together- its all from the seroquel. As of today im getting off it.

  32. Was put on seroquel for sleep 10 yrs. ago. Now have muscle problems, diabetis, shaking arms, weight gain of 85lbs, trouble
    remembering things, difficulty moving, very foggy in the head with

  33. Name it and I have it from seroquel. Muscle problems, nerve jerking,
    diabetis, up 85 lbs.. lack of energy, hard to walk with the added weight,
    insomnia caused by seroquel making it really difficult to drop any seroquel, etc

  34. My best friend and life partner had taken Seroquel since late 2005. He had adverse reactions to this drug. It was to be used as an antipsychotic for his bipolar depression, but it made him psychotic to the point of him running out into a three lane highway and not knowing what he was doing. Police had to be called to retrieve him and get him back into the apartment. This was reported to his caregiver. she did nothing. He continued to take the drug. On August 26, 2009, he drowned himself in the Ohio River because this drug caused him to be psychotic and have suidical thoughts and tendencies. His body was recovered on August 29, 2009. There is no legal action/recourse available to me since we are a gay couple. I lost my best friend, my life partner and my love due to the negligence of a medical official who would not listen to reason.

  35. I have been on seroquel 500 mg a day 200 in the moring and 100 mg at noon and 200mg at night nowfor 3 years and just recently i am on 300xr bid total 600mg a day i have noticed that i have uncontrolled facial movments and it’s like i have restless leg syndrome from this meds not to mention wieght gain 65 lbs also mojor tounge movements i have bipolar 1 nos mdd adhd ptsd it worked when i started but now i can take 600mg all at once n drive to cali

  36. also to add i aslo take reglan 10mg 3x a day i take effexor 50 mg 3x a day motrin 800 3x daily vicodin 500 mg 3x aday and finally robaxin i have lower back disk bulging and nerve compression

  37. I started taking seroquel in August 2004. In December 2004 I had my yearly phsyical . I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I had gained 30 pounds. I later developed bleeding behind my eyes and was prescribed metformin. I then lost so much weight I could no longer wear any of my clothes. I went from one extreme to the other. I hate going out with friends and see them eat whatever they want and I have to watch every thing I eat so I want lose my eyesight or worse. This is very depressing. I think AstraZeneca should pay all of us for our health problems.I can no longer get life insurance because I am diabetic. It stinks!!!

  38. While I believe there can be side effects with any medication, I also believe that medication is not good OR bad, but good AND bad. Benefits and side effects must both be weighed. I have had zero negative effects with Seroquel, and I have lost about 20 pounds since beginning it in August. I am a Bipolar II patient with severe depression and also take Zoloft and Lamictal. Had I experienced the side effects discussed here from ANY of these medications, I would certainly have discontinued them. Prescribing physicians do not possess the power to make patients take any medication. That lies in our hands. If you feel that the Seroquel is detrimental, STOP TAKING IT!

  39. I am Bi/polar manic depressive was diagnosed in the mid 80,s was put on lithium in the summer of 2005 I became toxic and my doctor put me on Seroquel,I know what I am about to say will shock most reading this post however here it is my doctor had me takeing 300mgs,10 to 12 at bed time ,Her response was not to the PDR (Pill book)it falls in the permiters of treatment And would I put you in harms way?As I have sever mania episodes am anxious,and I could not sleep,BUT I became a zommbie,in 2009 I went to a regular physican because My legs were killing me,in 2005 I became homeless do to no fault of my own I was in a shelter,one morning The staff could not wake me up and called the emts,I was rushed to the ER,I had a severe seizure,and had 2 more.in 2009I was diagnosed with Bloodclots in both legs,My thyroid was shot!!And I was diabetic Type 2 had gained 75 lbs.My diabetes doc sent me to a new doc for the psyche meds, he has taken me off seroquel and now i am on lemictal to treat my bi/polar depression.and my sleep has returned to normal.But I am a diabetic type 2 my doc says I HAVE to get this weight off ASAP and now I am about to have the lapband procedure to lose this weight.I am 5″6 1/2 and weigh over 250 lbs.I am one of the lucky ones I did survive,BUT my life has changed drastically,I seem to just go to doctors all the time.This shit turned my life into a liveing hell. well thanks for listening to me rant ps.I have a lawsuit against astra zeneca and we are waiting to be put on the docket for opening statements anytime now

  40. Ive been taking Seroquel since March 09, I almost died on LITHiUM. overdose. So Far Seroquel has given me my life back. I feel like when I was 12 ( my last age before BipolarII onset) My sugar levels are OK, My lipid levels went higher but not by much, my Triglycerides are normal. I got high blood pressure from Seroquel but am taking meds to control it. All in All, I feell like a normal person. Maybe I havent been on it long enough, and maybe its too early to call. I feel better than I ever felt .

  41. i have been taking seraquel for about 10 years. I never put 2 and 2 together. I have continuous heartburn, sleep apnea, heart murmer and I don’t know if seraquel is the cause. Can you give me some feedback on these symptoms. Tightness in the chest, dizziness, almost fainting, especially in the mornings. I’d appreciate any feedback. This has me really worried.

  42. i’ve been on a moderate dose (125mg) of Seroquel since fall 2006. I particularly checked with my shrink about weight gain – he assured me the max would be a few pounds.
    I read the extensive tablet information very carefully and kept a mental note to have regular blood tests and was aware of all of the possible side effects. I have, to date, gained 17 pounds, of which about 9 were only gained over Christmas holidays.
    I shall continue to monitor my health carefully.

  43. Please watch, Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death

  44. My aunt just passed away last night and she was only 46. She was taking this medication. She had severe sweating, shaking, and slurring of her words the night before. Her doctor prescribed this medicine for her and she had some bad side effects from it so he took her off it. Then, a sychiatrist out her on it again with a higher dose. Now my aunt is dead! Someone needs to stop this drug from being produced!

  45. I have been on mg seroquel for 3 months for depression and have gained 30 pounds, have hair loss, i shake for half the day, the only positive thing is it did make me sleep, and i did become more stable mentally. I am coming off the med slowly and am down to 25 mg, and am feeling less hungry but still shakey and nervous from the withdrawal of it.

  46. I always thought I was a upbeat Atype happy person sure I got depressed but nothing drastic and always bounced back lively as ever. following a major car accident I had severe PTSD. bouts of major depression followed by major highs. during one of the worst depressions that lasted 3 months I went to my family Dr. after many questions and a paper questioniare she told me I was bi-polar at the age of 54 so off to the psych Dr she confirmed it and put me on seroquel. I gained 40lbs.in 6 months, became pre diabetic,had HIGH blood pressure, and was a zombie. the dr added lamictal which helped me feel more upbeat. I cut the seroquel from 200mg+ back to 50mg at bedtime only and the dr. added topamax, the weight has come off, my blood sugar is way down, as is my blood pressure. the lamictal is causing me hair loss, and saggy old lady skin. I do not understand how a person becomes bipolar at my age.when I went to the psych. dr. after 30 mins of talking she started writing a scrip of seroquel and handed me office samples, just like that. I believe they get a kick back on the drug.its going on 3 years now and I have forgotten the real me. I want to go to rehab and get off all the mind altering drugs. I am either down and blah or up and irritable but refuse to take any more seroquel

  47. I was taking seroquel for about 15 months, I gained about 25-30 pounds. Also noticed a great difference in my vision. I recently had my yearly eye exam with my optomitrist, and he told me i had cataracts in both eyes, and will need surgery to repair them. I have read that seroquel could cause cataracts. Has any one else gotten cataracts and been on seroquel?

  48. ever since i started seroquel, i have developed lupus,loss of eye vision and my leg and lung has blood clots….before i started taking seroquel i was fine,except depression…but since i started taking it i have developed all kinds of medical problems and almost death.

  49. Astra Zeneca had agreed to pay a settlement for fraud charges . and the wistlebloer gets 45 milion, what about the people who have been victins of the misuse of this drug.?What about my class action suit ?

  50. this company sucks.i had a triple bypass and a valve replacement done at the same time. i was having some depression and sleep problems after this, so they sent me to a local maental health center for help.ihave a bachelors degree in business was in the music biz for almost 30 years. they prescribed me this god awful crap and as the lord is my witness 40 days later i contracted diabetes from this.couldnt get enough to drink and was peeing all night -since then i have had cataract lens surgery also .imentioned the degree beacuse i wasn t just some whacked out dummy when i went out there,also nobody in my family has diabetes.it wasn t until later i found out they were predcibing this to people who were scizoid or had dementia. this company was warned to give warnings i think they even gave a few in japan but none here.between the heart and the diabetesproblems now my health is totally screwd-i am on disability which took me 6 years to get .i am with bailey perrin bailey in houston for my class action law siut it is already going over 3 years with no settlement yet. in the meantime this company is making billions per year still prescribing this drug from hell,and has already spent hundreds of million of dollars defending it which could have been used to pay come lawsuits . they are going to lose it s just a matter of time. i could have gone to the drug store and taken some sleeping pills and been fine. heart and diabetes at the same time is the worst of both worlds.also the dummy doctor who presribed me this garbage had a p h d piled higher and deeper and very matter of factly informed me that seroquel dosn t cause diabetes-ikindly informed her that al she had to do was look om the internet or watch t v practically any day of the week and she could see thee lawsuits being filed agaist this company. to my knowledge they are still blithely administering this crap every day to new patients and ruining there lives too

  51. I have been on Seroquel 50mg. for at least 5 years to help me sleep. I have gained weight with it, I saw my doctor today and she said that it was the seroquel that was probably causing it. I also am having vision problems. My vision has been blurred since I started taking it, and I did not realize that this drug would cause this. I have fybromyalgia and migraine headaches, and I don’t need any more problelms.

  52. I was taking 25 mg Seroquel for Insomnia. I immediately began to gain weight and I have never been able to ever gain weight in the past. I suffered breathing difficulties, couldn’t sleep and began suffering vision problems. My Dr wanted me to continue taking it together with Diazepam, Xanax and Risperdal.

  53. I have been on and off it for about 9 months. Could I expect to suffer from diabetes or any other health issue considering it is such a low dose?

  54. Are these lawsuits going to be settled this year?

  55. Seroquel also causes memory impairment or memory loss.

    Why don’t they have a lawsuit against the drug maker of Seroquel.
    I guarantee a plaintiff’s firm will have plenty of applications.

    If someone out there agrees with me,please respond.

    MM

  56. I was on seroguel for almost 3 years at 800 mg, I now have type 2 diabetes, serious eye problems, memory loss, and other garbage all caused by this drug. I was taken to the ER in 2009 and almost died after my dosage was upped again. I will not mention any names, but a pharmacologist that happened to be there told me flat out it was because of this med….. every symptom I was exhibiting was on their rare side effect list, I later found out that the rare side effects seem to be more common than the others they list. I’m off of it now, but thanks to this company my life will be impacted from now on thanks to this companies nonchalant attitude towards all of us suffering from their greed. I hope someone “screws” this company just like they did us.

  57. My boyfriend of 19 years had been on seroquel for 7 – 9 months when he was diagnoised with diabeties, thyroid problems, pituitary problems, jurking arms and legs, memory issues, which cause lots of fights between us, and dizziness. To this day he is still on the medication for his bipolar and sleep issuse. His anger grows with his memory issues and the jurking arms and legs. It just rediculious that Dr.’s refuse to see what this medication is doing to people and give them something else. I do believe Dr.’s must get a big kick back for giving this med. And eye issuses with blurry vision.

  58. i have been on seroquel for five years now, they diagnosed me as bipolar one time in 1978, was prescribed seroquel by a counselor at a mental health clinic, etc., and now have diabetes, no one in my family is a diabetic. I truly believe that they put a label on me when i was in the hospital in 1978, they had to diagnose me with something, and actually i was just depressed because my daughter, age 13, then, was missing for a week. now wouldn’t that make anyone depressed, any good mother. they put me in the local hospital and said that i should take a rest. well, i have been well since, never took any medication that they prescribed for me, i got well by myself, then, i went to see someone at the mental health clinic and said that i couldn’t sleep, so, she looked up my records, saw that it said “bi-polar” and she prescribed seroquel for me. started out at 25 mg. each night for sleep, and now 50mg. now each night for sleep. In june, i was diagnosed with dibetes and you know that was not a good diagnosis. I will tell you that I am going to get off this seroquel by myself, and go to bed at night, not taking any more of this medication. And………………..just to let you know, i only see the phycologist once a year, in order to get my seroquel prescribed for another year. Yes, just once a year is all I am required to see her. she says, how are you, i say I am fine and she writes the script. Well, i am too smart to take this any longer, and no oversized lady sitting in a dark office at a mental health clinic is going to control my life with seroquel. I will be writing two letters, one to her and one to my physician and let them know how i feel about the medication that she prescribed for me.

  59. I was put on seroquel in the last 4 years first 200mg. then up to 400mg. then up to 600mg I was taking everynight at bed time. I gained a ton of weight and became a diabetic and also my liver is messed up and my pancreas. Now I hve to test my sugar 3 times a day and take klor kon for my potassium and also I need to keep getting testing done for my liver and pancreas. Let alone I never once was tested every few months to see if I was doing ok my doctor kept upping the doses. Now look I have to worry about my liver my pancreas and test my sugar EVERYDAY!!!! Thanks alot to the doctor that kept upping it and not testing me. And also the seroquel itself!

  60. I have been on 600=800MG of Seroquel for 10 years. It made me gain over 100 pounds, and now I have full blown severe Diabetes. I had insurance to pay for my prescriptions most of the time, but when my wife Got laid off I lost my perscription coverage, and my doctor gave me shopping bags full of the drug samples which were given to her in little sample bottles. When she could no longer provide me with the regular Seroquel samples, she put me on the XR (extended release) samples, which left me feeling tired all day long, and soon after is when my Diabetes developed. I too have to test my blood 4 or 5 times a day, and I have become repeatedly very sick when my sugar gets over 400. I have been ruined by this drug, I have severe sleep problems, my mental problems are worse, and now this.

  61. I HAVE READ ENOUGH ABOUT THIS WONDER DRUG Seroquel, I NOW REGRET TO SAY IT IS BEING USED ON & KILLING CHILDREN, IT HAS TO “STOP”, CLOSLY MONITOR USERS FOR PROBLEMS, I TOOK IT ON THE ADVISE OF A DOCTOR, I TOLD HIM I FEEL VERY BAD, THAT I WAS GAINING WEIGHT QUICKLY & NOT REMEMBER- ING ONE DAY FROM ANOTHER, HIS ANSWER WAS,”ARE YOU GOING TO WORRY ABOUT BEING FAT OR NOT SLEEPING, I GOT YOU TO SLEEP & IT IS WORKING”, YOU SEE I HAD NOT SLEPT FOR WEEKS @ A TIME, & DEPRAVATION OF SLEEP WAS USED AS TORTURE IN WARS, NOW IN HINDSIGHT I WISHED I HAD STOPPED USING Seroquel & GONE TO THE DOCTOR THAT WEENED ME OFF 1200mg DAILY IN 2005, I WROTE BEFOR ABOUT THE END OF MY LIFE AS IT WAS BEFOR Seroquel, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WROTE THEIR TRUE REGRETS & REMORSE FOR TAKING THIS DRUG & WANT TO GET ALL OF US A LAWYER TO HELP US GET COMPENSATED FOR THE SUFFERING & PERSONAL INJURY Seroquel CAUSED US, IF THERE IS A FIRM THAT HAS THE LEGS TO STAND UP FOR US. WE KNOW WE CAN NOT, CAN’T DO THE THINGS THAT CAME NATURALY BEFORE Seroquel, ‘COMPENSATION WON’T FIX US’BUT KNOWING WE GOT THE DESTROYER OF OUR QUALITY OF LIFE WHERE IT WILL HURT THEM THE MO$T WOULD MAKE US HUMAN BEINGS AGAIN, FEELING AS I DO NOW IS LIKE AN ANIMAL USED FOR LAB TESTING BY THE Seroquel DRUG MAKER, ” Seroquel MESSED UP THIS ONE GET ANOTHER,…. ONE OF THEASE ANIMALS WON’T GET DEAD & THE FDA WILL GIVE US A LICENSE TO KILL.. ALMOST 280,000 HAVE
    BEEEN COMPENSATED SO FAR & CUNTLESS OTHERS DIED FOR BEING TO FAT, HAD HEART ATTACKS & NO ONE IS THE WISER FOR SENCELESS DEATHS FROM Seroquel, LETS DO SOMTHING, ANYTHING FOR GODS SAKE SOMEONE HELP US & STOP Seroquel
    FROM GOING INTO EVERYONE IT’S HURTING, INSTEAD OF HELPING THEM,.. WE PUT A MAN ON THE MOON, CALCULATING
    & MONITORING Seroquel CANDIDATES IS AN EASY THING TO DO FOR A COMPANY THAT COULD STOP THE WORLD DEFICIT,.. THINK,.. EMIL

  62. unitedstatescivalian says:

    As of now I do not take seroquel because of many reasons like the rapid weight gain and sugar level high, the sickness when trying to get off the medicine and its got a withdralw that is unlike any other. But to let my story be passed i was under age probably 15 or 16 years old when prescribed. The doctor put me on seroquel. first day 25mg,2nd day 50mg, 3rd day 75mg and by the end of the month was at 100mg. couple months later was raised to 400 mg. then up to a 800mg in only 5 months of being prescribed. then the doctor raised me more and before you knew it i was taking one 300 mg as of morning and 1200mgs at night. i regret ever having to take this medication. its caused me a whole lot of problems. plus the dotor which that prescribed me this medicine took a flight off to china before noone ever caught it and never returned. aint that something. i dont even enjoy life after gaining over 80 pounds and unable to sleep as well. what about the fact im a diabetic now and having to do wit sugar testing everyday and a diet. i am praying that justice will be served for all us who has suffered from this medication. this medication has even turned me against trying to get help and other doctors and medicine. so please noone take that medicine

  63. MARCH 2008 I WENT TO THE DOCTOR FOR LACK OF SLEEP THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED SEROQUEL I WENT FROM 100 MG ER TOO 1200 MG IN 4 MONTHS I DIED 2 TIMES NOW ON SS WITH A LOT OF PROBLEMS

  64. Ive been taking seroquel for more than ten years. Since prescribed ive
    developoe liver damage, extreme weight gain, aching of hips&legs,blurred eye vision and ties easiler. Never was I told of these systoms. Only thing i was ask was are u taking meds as directed.
    Im on 300mg a day.. A-Z, was aware of problems and still allowed its sales.. They should pay and pay dearly…

  65. I was put on serequal when I was diagnosed with skizoeffective disorder (however the spelling) years back, and gained over 120 lbs over five years. I developed diabetes and am suffering syptoms like that of tardive dyskenisia.

  66. I have been taking seroquel for about 7 years now and only had minor facail movements,but The other night I was walking back to my sofa and my body jerked real bad and I ended up on the floor. I ended up with bruising my feet real bad and a few torn ligaments.Haven’t been in so much pain ever.I am definatley going to see if my Dr would change it.

  67. My wonderful wife Renee passed away suddenly May 5th, 2011 at age 44. The preliminary cause was due to a massive heart attack, but a toxicology report is pending. She was prescribed Seroquel about 1 1/2 years ago for depression and anxiety. After going through an unnecessary cholecystectomy for severe nausea, she was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. Through the nausea which caused near constant vomiting, her dental health seriously declined and she had most of her teeth pulled. This obviously had an effect on her, from not feeling as attractive to the inability to eat most foods since it took almost a full year before she healed enough to wear dentures. This had much to do with her depression.

    Her physician believed the IBS was caused and worsened by anxiety and depression, therefore prescribed Seroquel. This horrible drug had a drastic effect on her. Before taking it, she was always very ambitious, out-going, energetic, cheerful, and loved life. After taking it, quite the opposite was true. Side effects were prolonged sleeping (usually between 12 to 18 hours a day), no ambition or energy, worsened nausea, irritability, worsened depression, hot and cold flashes, dry-mouth, weight gain (from 100 up to 145 lbs.), dizziness, constipation/diarrhea (these symptoms would constantly go back and forth), abdominal, chest, and back pains, vision problems, decreased appetite, and difficulty breathing (labored breathing and hyperventilating occasionally). She explained these to her physician and wished to change medications, but he never did. Seroquel obviously made her condition worse and changed her into a different person. She suffered quite a bit over the past 2 years. After explaining this to the coroner, he decided to do blood/toxicology testing afterwards. I am expecting the results in 6 to 8 weeks.

    Her physician had her get lab work on a variety of things, but (to the best of my knowledge) never anything to do with the heart- even after explaining her chest pains to him. Her death could have been avoided if this was done. The coroner said there was a 70% blockage in the main artery going to the heart. This definitely could have been detected in tests and corrective measures could have been taken. If nothing else, her physician should be liable for not changing her medication and not persuing a valid explanation for her chest pains. Astra-Zeneca should be held accountable for producing such a horrible drug- something to supposedly aid depression should not make the depression worse. After some investigating on my part, it is also very possible she had undetected diabetes since many of her symptoms were identical. I also found out that Seroquel has been responsible for inducing diabetes in other patients, which they are in litigation for. Given her physicians lack of attention to her chest pains, I’m sure he did not do any testing for diabetes as well. He would always tell her any symptoms she had was tied to the IBS.

  68. I took seroquel in 2008 to 2o1o for a nervous breakdown, .I gained about 90lbs. then approx. in november i constantly having to urinate about every half hour alot & myvision was starting to be blurred also being very weak & disoriented also wanting to sleep all the time. ______note i was losing control of my badder while taking seroquel. went to family doctor he ran some test & found out that my sugar was 571,dr. said i have had dietbeties for alittle while my urine test was 3000.Now with all of that I have to take 2 Janumet 1000mg a day & two different types of insuline. Also had a recent hospital stay because of uncontrol blood sugar levels .

  69. Herbert says:

    I was taking seroquel. Now I have high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Can I sue them?

  70. My husband was given seroquel and was found developed an irregular heartbeat and sudden low blood pressure. He never had this before he took seroquel and I was wondering if it was related. He doesn’t take seroquel anymore but he still has heart and blood pressure problems.

  71. I HAVE HAD EXCESSIVE WEIGHT GAIN. I WAS GIVEN SEROQUEL TO HELP ME TO SLEEP AND IT DOES HELP ME TO DO THAT. I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING SUDDEN JERKING MOVEMENTS, I CAN NOT SEEM TO CONTROL THEM. I HAVE REDUCED THE MEDICATION FROM THE 100 MG TO 50 AND THEN I EVEN REDUCED THAT TO 25. IS THERE ANY MORE THAT I COULD DO ANYTHING MORE?
    COULD SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE ME ON WHAT TO DO NEXT?

  72. I have taken this medication and gained substantial weight

  73. My husband has parkinsons disease ut it hadnot progressed far. He could still walk a far distance and had nother other issues. He also has depression. He was admitted to the hospital recently and the dr. there put him on seroquel. After a week he started losing ability to walk and after 7 days of complaining he was in a wheelchair. After a neurologist checked him out they took him off that. He is now in rehab and I hope will recover. Am I angry yes definitely.

  74. MY HEARTH IS GRIEVING TO KNOW MY SON WAS DEPRESSED AND AA PURE WONDERFUL PEACEFUL PERSON AND THE SYSTEM FAILED HIM AND KILLED HI .THEY TOOK HIM OUT OF THIS WORLD. AND TOLD ME TTO EXPECT A SPPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIM AND I MUST PAST THE TEST OF MOTHERHOOD . HE DIED 1 WEEK LATER . ONE DAY AFTER THEY DISCHARED HIM. OMG

  75. I was taken of Zyprexa in March 2013 after I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes – my doctors response was a typical doctors response “its your diet and try more exercise” in December 2013 I was put on Seroquel, in the past two weeks I have seen excessive weight gain. I asked at the time of being told that Seroquel would help me, if i would get weight gain and was told not as much as Zyprexa.

    My exercise regime had changed since April 2013 and I had seen the lost of 4 stone and I was keeping to the regime. I have now seen the gain of 3 stone since going to Seroquel. I cannot live my life on medication anymore – as of right now I am refusing to take it, despite the risk to my mental health.

    I live in Ireland and have asked the psychiatrist for counselling instead of medication since Day 1 but so far nothing has been provided to me apart from a promise that it will happen in the medium to long term.

  76. Downed Worker says:

    In Canada, health care is a very public issue until you need it and then it gets very personal. At the point of pain and suffering, ideology is of little comfort. When simple daily tasks like getting dressed, driving to work or just doing your job become painfully unbearable, your priority becomes diagnosis and treatment. Due to my injuries being work injuries, workers compensation became the ONLY avenue for treatment of my injuries. What followed was outright fraud, lies, denials; Due to this I ended up with PTSD: I literally sought help, counseling, I was grabbed, needled, and chemical straight jacketed with 500 mgs of seroquel . Instead of receiving timely diagnosis / timely medical care for my work injuries, I was booted to the curb, In Canada whenever there is significant injury with insurance interests, everything and anything will be used to DENY diagnosis, No Diagnosis = No Claim = No costs = LIFETIME OF PAIN – POVERTY – MISERY; 500 MGS = OVERDOSE;

  77. have symptoms of dizziness, perfuse sweating, feels like someone is squezing the inside of my chest. no energy. 34 yrs old feel like im 80. constant UTIS. which i never had before this medicine. fainting spells. I have been taking this medicine for four years. First I was on about 100 mgs now im down to about 50mg. The withdarws have been pretty bad. If I knew about the severty of this drug four years ago i would have never taken this drug.

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