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Review: could Sertraline hydrochloride cause Chest tightness?

Summary: Chest tightness is found among people who take Sertraline hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 10,743 people who have side effects while taking Sertraline hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Chest tightness. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest tightness and more.

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Sertraline hydrochloride

Sertraline hydrochloride has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,789 Sertraline hydrochloride users)

Chest tightness

Chest tightness has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, migraine. (latest reports from 3,474 Chest tightness patients)

On Jan, 7, 2015: 10,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Sertraline hydrochloride. Among them, 13 people (0.12%) have Chest Tightness.

Trend of Chest tightness in Sertraline hydrochloride reports

Time on Sertraline hydrochloride when people have Chest tightness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest tightness0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Age of people who have Chest tightness when taking Sertraline hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest tightness0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%15.38%23.08%7.69%46.15%

Severity of Chest tightness when taking Sertraline hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest tightness0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Chest tightness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 15.38%)
  2. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (1 people, 7.69%)
  3. Chronic depression (1 people, 7.69%)
  4. High blood pressure (1 people, 7.69%)
  5. Pain (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (6 people, 46.15%)
  2. Wellbutrin (5 people, 38.46%)
  3. Clonazepam (5 people, 38.46%)
  4. Gabapentin (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Imitrex (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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