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Review: could Zoloft cause Drug abuse?

Summary: Drug abuse could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 73,646 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 187 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 73,646 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 389 people (0.53%) have Drug Abuse. They amount to 0.64% of all the 60,815 people who have Drug Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug abuse in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse35.00%20.00%10.00%5.00%5.00%20.00%5.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug abuse0.00%0.00%5.71%5.43%28.86%31.71%18.57%9.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (134 people, 34.45%)
  2. Depression (65 people, 16.71%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (32 people, 8.23%)
  4. Hypertension (22 people, 5.66%)
  5. Osteoporosis (18 people, 4.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (183 people, 47.04%)
  2. Neurontin (115 people, 29.56%)
  3. Percocet (103 people, 26.48%)
  4. Ambien (91 people, 23.39%)
  5. Effexor (76 people, 19.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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