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 74,491 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,040 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 77,547 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with agitation, weakness, drowsiness, depressed level of consciousness, sedation (latest reports from 28,083 Aggression patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

74,491 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 1,040 people (1.4%) have Aggression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Aggression?

Time on Zoloft when people have Aggression *:

  • < 1 month: 21.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.36 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 46.34 %
  • male: 53.66 %

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 7.3 %
  • 10-19: 19.8 %
  • 20-29: 11.01 %
  • 30-39: 17.7 %
  • 40-49: 16.83 %
  • 50-59: 11.88 %
  • 60+: 15.22 %

Severity if Aggression when taking Zoloft **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Aggression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (279 people)
  • Anxiety (91 people)
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (55 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (52 people)
  • Pain (37 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (97 people)
  • Risperdal (82 people)
  • Paxil (73 people)
  • Xanax (58 people)
  • Chantix (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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