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Review: could Zoloft cause Acid reflux (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Summary: Acid reflux is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Depression.

We study 74,005 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Acid reflux. Find out below who they are, when they have Acid reflux and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,365 Zoloft users)

Acid reflux

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 19,133 Acid reflux patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 73,975 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 131 people (0.18%) have Acid Reflux.

Trend of Acid reflux in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Acid reflux * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acid reflux0.00%8.33%8.33%0.00%50.00%20.83%12.50%

Age of people who have Acid reflux when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acid reflux2.70%0.00%4.50%9.91%13.51%24.32%22.52%22.52%

Severity of Acid reflux when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acid reflux0.00%45.00%55.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acid reflux0.00%42.86%57.14%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (18 people, 13.74%)
  2. Anxiety (15 people, 11.45%)
  3. Pain (11 people, 8.40%)
  4. Contraception (5 people, 3.82%)
  5. Osteopenia (5 people, 3.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (25 people, 19.08%)
  2. Lipitor (19 people, 14.50%)
  3. Xanax (17 people, 12.98%)
  4. Zocor (16 people, 12.21%)
  5. Fosamax (13 people, 9.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • During my 13 yrs on Zoloft /Sertraline I have started having odd symptoms, see the above. I accidentally got rid of the reflux when I quit Sertraline for a short time. I also cut the dosage from 150 Mg to 50 when I had to start taking S again - my anxiety kicked in again. Reflux medicins did not help. So, for appr 9 years my dosage was 150 Mg, now it is 50 Mg. The doctors I have been seeing are useless and know nothing, they merely renew the prescription.
    The new symptoms have crept on over the past year or two. First the itching, then tongue biting and dry mouth, later the rigid tongue which becomes more so come evening,
    I am convinced that the reason is the drug Sertraline and have decided to quit for good, with the help of starting on a rigorous excercise program, wish me luck!

    Reply

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Bringing up acid into throat. Painful 'lumpy/burning/squeezing/very painful' sensation in mid chest when swallowing food/drink or even just air. Constant dull burning discomfort in between swallowing.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Terrible acid reflux. Burping and lump in throat. It is affecting my COPD

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