Seroquel

If you took Seroquel (Quetiapine) on or before January 2004, and you have developed diabetes, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, seizures, diabetic coma, stroke, heart attack, amputation of a limb (due to diabetes), severe weight gain, or other medical conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.

Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar mania.

Increased occurrences of diabetes, hyperglycemia, and weight gain have been associated with the use of Seroquel. A recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that 12% of Seroquel patients experienced weight gain. Only 3% of recipients of the older drugs experienced similar results.

As reported by the [FDA,Food and Drug Administration] in April of 2004:

FDA and AstraZeneca notified healthcare professionals of revision to the WARNINGS section of labeling, describing the increased risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients taking Seroquel. FDA has asked all manufacturers of atypical antipsychotic medications, including AstraZeneca, to add this Warning statement to labeling.

If you are suffering from any of the following conditions after taking this drug, you may need to seek help/advice.

  • Diabetes
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Severe weight gain
  • Diabetic coma
  • Heart attack
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stroke
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Seizures
  • Gynecomastia

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