Seroquel has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, diabetes-related illnesses, and death.
The reported injuries vary depending on the type of patient:
Schizophrenia,PDSD, bipolar disorder, & non-dementia patients: diabetes, hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, death
Elderly dementia patients: death by cardiac events (heart failure, sudden death) or infections (mostly pneumonia)
Hundreds if not thousands of cases of serious and sometimes fatal illnesses have been attributed to Seroquel use. That number will undoubtedly continue to rise as long as Seroquel is on the market.
In a recent study, atypical antipsychotics such as Seroquel were found to cause diabetes 50% more often than older antipsychotic drugs. Ketoacidosis, or diabetic coma, when associated with Seroquel use, reportedly ends up fatal in about 50% of the cases.
Diabetes is a devastating, life long disease for which there is no cure. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, kidney failure and non-traumatic limb amputation in the U.S. and the number two cause of cardiovascular problems. Diabetics are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer from strokes and heart disease deaths than non-diabetics. Overall, diabetics are twice as likely to die as non-diabetics of the same age. Why I was so mad about this drug is because it has caused several thousand people to get diabetes..After 2005 the FDA had to make them put a black box warning on this med..
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