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Review: could Zoloft cause Aggression?





Summary: Aggression is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 73,928 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 has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 78,283 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.(latest reports from Aggression 28,616 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 73,892 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 (3 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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