Zoloft and Drug abuse - from FDA reports


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 91,119 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA. Among them, 328 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 99,105 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, pain, depression (latest reports from 39,935 Drug abuse patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

91,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 328 people (0.36%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Drug abuse?

Time on Zoloft when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 93.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 46.52 %
  • male: 53.48 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 7.3 %
  • 20-29: 22.99 %
  • 30-39: 15.33 %
  • 40-49: 22.99 %
  • 50-59: 14.6 %
  • 60+: 16.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (68 people, 20.73%)
  • Pain (36 people, 10.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (30 people, 9.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (27 people, 8.23%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (69 people, 21.04%)
  • Ambien (67 people, 20.43%)
  • Percocet (53 people, 16.16%)
  • Xanax (50 people, 15.24%)
  • Seroquel (49 people, 14.94%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (294 people, 89.63%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (77 people, 23.48%)
  • Back Pain (77 people, 23.48%)
  • Pain (72 people, 21.95%)
  • Confusional State (69 people, 21.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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