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Review: could Zoloft cause Aggression?

We study 73,864 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 977 have Aggression. Find out below who they are, when they have Aggression and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,183 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Aggression

Aggression (latest reports from 161,459 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 73,812 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 977 people (1.32%) have Aggression.

Trend of Aggression in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Aggression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Aggression22.52%27.15%11.92%13.25%12.25%10.60%2.32%

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aggression0.00%7.38%19.38%11.30%17.53%16.61%13.15%14.65%

Severity of Aggression when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Aggression0.00%66.67%25.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Aggression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Aggression33.33%16.67%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (340 people, 34.80%)
  2. Anxiety (125 people, 12.79%)
  3. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (72 people, 7.37%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (62 people, 6.35%)
  5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (47 people, 4.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (115 people, 11.77%)
  2. Risperdal (89 people, 9.11%)
  3. Paxil (77 people, 7.88%)
  4. Chantix (77 people, 7.88%)
  5. Xanax (69 people, 7.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Monica (2 years ago):

Currently on zoloft. Experiencing aggressive behaviour at work towards my collegues, while I am usually reserved and a people pleaser. I I also feel threatened and think all around me has something against me. Never realised it was the tablets, but someone noticed my behaviour changes and asked me about medication.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Started on Zoloft liquid 2mL then changed to Zoloft 50mg pill on some form of Zoloft over a week. Then Abilify 5MG was added took 2 days, Then Adderall 10MG was added took 1 day had issue with slurred speech like mouth was numb, tremors, sweating, all we want to do is sleep since starting all these meds. No Adderall today and we are still sweating and have had a couple slurred speech episodes today but tremors are gone.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My granddaughter is autistic and has a behavior problem. Since taking Risperdal the aggression has completely subsided. She had her blood drawn and the doctor discovered her tryclierides are too high. She is only five years old.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Thirteen year-old male - has taken Vyvanse for 2 years and sertraline for 4 years. Recent increase in irritability, aggessiveness and hostility (past 1-2 months). Also noticed a return of anxiety symptoms such as nail-biting,teeth-grinding during sleep, etc. No external/environmental changes.

    Reply

    Monica on Jun, 6, 2012:

    I am an adult, and my teethgrinding has also worsened. Even grind during the day, which I never did.

    Reply

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