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Review: could Sertraline cause Tinnitus?





Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Sertraline, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Sertraline hydrochloride, and have Depression.

We study 24,591 people who have side effects while taking Sertraline from FDA and social media. Among them, 128 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Sertraline

Sertraline has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Sertraline 26,457 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Tinnitus 19,391 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 24,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Sertraline. Among them, 128 people (0.52%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Sertraline reports

Time on Sertraline when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus50.00%21.05%5.26%13.16%7.89%0.00%2.63%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Sertraline * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus71.20%28.80%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Sertraline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.85%9.32%5.08%14.41%32.20%21.19%16.95%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Sertraline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus5.88%47.06%29.41%17.65%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (50 people, 39.06%)
  2. Anxiety (18 people, 14.06%)
  3. Asperger's disorder (8 people, 6.25%)
  4. Osteoporosis (7 people, 5.47%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (6 people, 4.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sertraline hydrochloride (54 people, 42.19%)
  2. Sertraline hcl (42 people, 32.81%)
  3. Omeprazole (13 people, 10.16%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (13 people, 10.16%)
  5. Furosemide (12 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have ringing in the ears. is there anyway of getting rid of it?
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has Tinnitus, and takes Aspirin, Norgesic Forte)
    I feel this tinnitus was induced from my taking the norgesic forte, that I no longer take for tension headaches. But I do take over the counter aspirin. Can the tinnitus ever go away?
  • I have a little lightheadiness after 4 months of sertraline 50 mg is this normal
    (Asked by a 62 year old man who has Lightheadedness, and takes Sertraline)
    Hi had a panic attack last fall.. Been on 50 mg sertraline Split my dosage 25mg at 6 am then the other 25 at 10 am.. Headaches have not been as bad but still a little lightheaded is this normal?
  • Nimotop for curing tinnitus?
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Tinnitus, and takes Nimotop)
    i have tinnitus and the doctor is giving me nimotop 30 mg is this good?
  • Can this medication cause the ears to ring?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Protonix)
    I developed tinnitus about one year ago. I understand that there is no cure for it. I'm researching it myself. I'm also in a research program that requires me to wear small ear generators. It doesn't seem to help at this time.
  • Is sleep walking a side effect of taking zoloft (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Sleep Walking, and takes Zoloft, Tridione)
    my daughter was on Zoloft and claims she was sleep walking. I'm wondering is this is true because she said it was from the Zoloft and I just need to find out . if Zoloft can cause a person to sleep walk.

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