Review: could Zoloft cause Blindness?
Summary: Blindness is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 73,928 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 have Blindness. Find out below who they are, when they have Blindness and more.
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Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 78,283 users)
Blindness has been reported by people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, erection problems, depression.(latest reports from Blindness 14,656 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 73,892 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 266 people (0.36%) have Blindness.
Time on Zoloft when people have Blindness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Blindness when taking Zoloft * :
Severity of Blindness when taking Zoloft ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Blindness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (39 people, 14.66%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 6.77%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 4.51%)
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 4.51%)
- Hepatitis c (12 people, 4.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (44 people, 16.54%)
- Lipitor (41 people, 15.41%)
- Prednisone (33 people, 12.41%)
- Ambien (33 people, 12.41%)
- Xanax (29 people, 10.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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(Asked by a 24 year old man who has Ringing In The Ears, and takes Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Benadryl, Tylenol, Lialda, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Ambien, Zoloft)
I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
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