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Seroquel Lawsuits

The use of the antipsychotic medication Seroquel has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, pancreatitis and death. Thousands of Seroquel lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States by individuals who suffered severe and life threatening injuries.

STATUS OF SEROQUEL LITIGATION: All federal Seroquel lawsuits have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Seroquel settlement agreements have been reached in thousands of individual cases.

MANUFACTURER: AstraZeneca

OVERVIEW: Seroquel, which is known generically as quetiapine fumarate, is an atypical antipsychotic medication which was approved by the FDA in 1997. It is approved for treatment of schizophrenia, but it is also commonly used off-label for treatment of anxiety, obsessive dementia, compulsive disorders and autism.

AstraZeneca has been accused of heavily marketing Seroquel for “off-label” uses which the FDA has not approved or determined to be safe and effective. Some experts have estimated that as much as 70% of all Seroquel prescriptions were for unapproved uses.

Seroquel has been used by more than 19 million people worldwide. It is one of the most profitable drugs for AstraZeneca, with annual sales of about $2.8 billion.

SEROQUEL DIABETES SIDE EFFECTS: Studies have confirmed that Seroquel side effects could increase the risk of weight gain, hyperglycemia and diabetes. While all of the drugs within the class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics have been linked to diabetes side effects, the risk was found to be highest with Seroquel.

Seroquel lawsuits have been pursued by individuals who have suffered any of the following side effects from the drug:

  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Death

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359 comments

  1. Sherri Reply

    Please call me for more detailed information. I have been on Seroquel for 10+ years at 1000 mg per day. My family and friends say that I need to get off of it because it is killing me. I am lethargic, physically I have no energy and increased pain. I have recently had multiple smaller strokes. I feel that Seroquel has been the cause of most of my health concerns. I ended up in the ER. At times I do not know who I am and struggle with other memory concerns.
    My best friend of 35 years says that she knows when I am on it and can tell when I am on it. When sleeping I thrash about and scream.
    I told the psychiatrist that I want off of it, but she will not comply. She says that my body is dependent and that I cannot be addicted, but I feel that I am.

  2. Carla Reply

    About bioplor meds

  3. Lisa Reply

    I was on 400mg of Seroquel prescribed as a mood stabilizer,and to help with my insomnia and anxiety. I gained about 45 pounds, had severe sugary food cravings, and started to have trouble with my feet (diabetic symptoms) and it also was causing involuntary muscle twitches and memory problems and it caused me to sleep too much,- just to name a few horrible side effects. I finally told my psychiatrist that I had to stop this medicine, I feel that it also caused problems with my bladder or something which is still affecting me.
    After I stopped taking it, I experienced what I think were withdrawl symptoms- I itched all over and again still have bladder discomfort and problems which I now have to go to a urologist to get checked out.
    I would strongly advise NOT taking this medicine!!
    I did manage to lose all the weight because the cravings stopped and I changed my diet as well – cutting out a lot of refined sugar. But now I have saggy skin since losing the weight.
    This is very depressing for me and i already suffer from major depression. I am also very concerned about what else this terrible drug might have done to my body if anything shows up when I see my urologist. But how could I prove that Seroquel caused it.
    Please anyone out there- do not take this medicine.
    Although it is the only drug that really helped my insomnia I would rather just deal with it than take a drug that I think was just poisoning my body.

  4. Jeffery Reply

    Has seroquel ever been associated with mitral valve problems?

  5. Paul Reply

    I’ve been on Seroquel since ’07 dosing between 100-250mg/night for sleep. Last year I had two surgeries to remove bladder stones at the age of 39. It turns out I have been retaining urine for the last three years and didn’t realize it. I recently had a prostate MRI done and it came back normal, I also had a back xray done to see if I have any disc issues that could cause urinary retention. I have never had any neurological diseases that are linked to underactive bladder, which my urologist suspects I may have.

    I have urodynamics testing scheduled for early next month, and in the meantime I am cath’ing myself four to five times a day because I can’t pee. Catheters are not covered by insurance so that’s at least $60/month.

    I looked deep and hard into Seroquel side effects and discovered it blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Aceytlcholine is what is sent to the bladder to start contractions, which cause you to get the urge to go, and also causes the bladder to contract in order to completely empty. I do not get the urge to go until I’m north of 600cc (normal urge for people is 350-400cc) and then I’m only able to get out 150cc max. I then cath between 300-450cc.

    I am terrified that Seroquel has damaged my bladder to the point that it’s been distended for so long I will have to cath myself daily for the rest of my life. If I had known about this consequence of taking this drug for sleep I would have never consented.

    Over the last couple weeks I have weened myself off Seroquel, and the last two days of withdraw have been hell, but I refuse to touch another pill.

  6. Paul Reply

    We have a problem here in Canada, the doctors are still prescribing Seroquel here and should be sued, I have a young friend who was prescribed this medication and showed most of the side effects, he even grew breast. He has since been taken off of it but they still use it here in Canada, the government here should be sued as well as the psychiatrics a lawyer could really make hay here in Canada.

    Paul

  7. Flo Reply

    My husband just died from organ failure and signet ring cancer and he also had diabetes and was on seraquil for many years. I wonder if that drug had something to do with his condition.

  8. Mildred Reply

    I take 400mg seroquel .i have had a stroke in the pass year and was diagnosed with parkinsons. Now they want to reduce my dosage .i have been taking 200mg and feal more shakieer now then before. Does this medication cause parkinsons

  9. Jackiee Reply

    Hello:
    My brothers autopsy was inconclusive. He does not use Seroquel , but yet .30mg was found in his system when they tested him. I am trying to find the time of death . he was missing on fri. at 6. he was found on wed at 5 pm. we believe he was murdered the week before he could not have
    Easter with us because his stomach was upset severly.( Aresenic is a sppision )
    he did not take seroquel, he did not commit suicde . there was no napkin to have kept the pills , in his pocket, not bottle no baddie does it stop mataboilzing at death. is there a way to tell if it will tell me when he took it ? before he left the house, after ?e-mail me please, it is under investigation with a PI we hired. I also ran a drug test in about an inch of 151 rum, it was positive. we believe he was drugged then killed after it did not work, taken down to the river and had to be placed there because they said found face down legs out straight, I saw him r. arm adjacent to body rigor can’t do that. can you please help me

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