Review: could Zoloft cause Drug Abuse?


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 93,400 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 305 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 97,230 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with death, drug withdrawal syndrome, drowsiness, drug abuse and dependence, euphoric mood (latest reports from 38,969 Drug abuse patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

93,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 305 people (0.33%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Drug abuse?

Time on Zoloft when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 95.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 1.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 45.45 %
  • male: 54.55 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 7.75 %
  • 20-29: 20.93 %
  • 30-39: 15.5 %
  • 40-49: 23.64 %
  • 50-59: 15.12 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (58 people, 19.02%)
  • Pain (36 people, 11.80%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (26 people, 8.52%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (19 people, 6.23%)
  • Anxiety (19 people, 6.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (66 people, 21.64%)
  • Ambien (64 people, 20.98%)
  • Percocet (53 people, 17.38%)
  • Oxycontin (48 people, 15.74%)
  • Seroquel (47 people, 15.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Back Pain (76 people, 24.92%)
  • Anxiety (71 people, 23.28%)
  • Pain (69 people, 22.62%)
  • Confusional State (69 people, 22.62%)
  • Depression (67 people, 21.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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