Zoloft and Blindness - from FDA reports


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 Lipitor, and have Depression . We study 91,119 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA. Among them, 252 have Blindness. Find out below who they are, when they have Blindness and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 99,105 users)

Blindness

Blindness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 19,559 Blindness patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

91,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 252 people (0.28%) have Blindness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Blindness?

Time on Zoloft when people have Blindness *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Blindness when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 54 %
  • male: 46 %

Age of people who have Blindness when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 1.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.04 %
  • 10-19: 1.56 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 5.21 %
  • 40-49: 23.44 %
  • 50-59: 16.15 %
  • 60+: 43.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (57 people, 22.62%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (23 people, 9.13%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 8.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (16 people, 6.35%)
  • Hepatitis C (13 people, 5.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (45 people, 17.86%)
  • Ambien (36 people, 14.29%)
  • Prednisone (35 people, 13.89%)
  • Xanax (33 people, 13.10%)
  • Aspirin (33 people, 13.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (66 people, 26.19%)
  • Pain (61 people, 24.21%)
  • Nausea (57 people, 22.62%)
  • Headache (53 people, 21.03%)
  • Weakness (48 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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