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Review: could Zoloft cause Erectile dysfunction?

Summary: Erectile dysfunction could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 73,646 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 652 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 77,961 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (latest reports from 132,521 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 73,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 660 people (0.90%) have Erectile Dysfunction. They amount to 0.51% of all the 128,170 people who have Erectile Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Erectile dysfunction in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Erectile dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Erectile dysfunction14.95%29.91%10.28%17.76%10.28%9.35%7.48%

Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%1.36%7.46%14.92%27.63%24.75%23.90%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction21.05%31.58%26.32%21.05%

How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Erectile dysfunction10.00%10.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (173 people, 26.21%)
  2. Anxiety (69 people, 10.45%)
  3. Pain (56 people, 8.48%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (52 people, 7.88%)
  5. Erectile dysfunction (41 people, 6.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (135 people, 20.45%)
  2. Aspirin (123 people, 18.64%)
  3. Viagra (96 people, 14.55%)
  4. Aredia (89 people, 13.48%)
  5. Seroquel (84 people, 12.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I find myself sexually excited a lot more, but am unable to do anything about it as i can not reach orgasm as i used to. This is getting frustrating

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was on 50mg for a year & went up to 100mg. My sex drive became non-existant & the slightest thing sent me into a complete rage. I yell, scream, cuss, & say most horrible things to people I love. I feel the room spin and lose complete control. I have become physically agressive with my boyfriend. I've never punched or slapped him but I once tried to flip a mattress he was sleeping on. Several times after I've calmed down he has told me he feels like in my fits of anger I will hit him. He has also mentioned being concerned I may seriously injure him. I admit that during some of my outbursts I have wanted to slap him but Never has it gone to the point I've wanted to kill him! Just physically hurt him. I remember having the thought of kicking or some how hitting his broken ankle. This is NOT like me. I love this man VERY much & hate the thought of hurting him in any way. I remember shortly after beginning Zoloft getting angry but as time has gone on the anger has turned to rage and much more often. I go from calm to complete rage, there is no in between. In the last 9 months of being on Zoloft my boyfriend and I have had sex MAYBE 5 times. In January of this year my doctor changed me to Wellbutrin. Within 2 weeks of changing (durting the half Zoloft half Wellbutrin week) my sex drive began to return. Unfortunately the rage has continued. It led to the end of my relationship. About being on Wellbutrin only for a week I had the worse outburst yet. I cussed my him & accused him of physically abusing my dog. I said some of the most horrible things to him about our sex life. I cannot help but believe Zoloft was the cause of these anger issues.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Involved in near-fatal trauma almost 5 yrs ago.Since then, has struggled with cardiac reconditioning, recently diagnosed with undiagnosed sleep apnea.Has scarring and atalectasis in left lung since emergency thoracotomy, worsened diabetes, worsened ED and chronic pain as well as ullnar neuropathy and neuropathy of both feet and poss neuroma of foot diagnosed since trauma.

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