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Review: could Zoloft cause Gerd (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

We study 73,864 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 129 have Gerd. Find out below who they are, when they have Gerd and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,214 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Gerd

Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) (latest reports from 45,960 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 73,864 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 129 people (0.17%) have Gerd.

Trend of Gerd in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Gerd * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gerd0.00%9.09%9.09%0.00%45.45%22.73%13.64%

Age of people who have Gerd when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gerd2.75%0.00%4.59%9.17%13.76%24.77%22.02%22.94%

Severity of Gerd when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gerd0.00%44.44%55.56%0.00%

How people recovered from Gerd ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gerd0.00%60.00%40.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (16 people, 12.40%)
  2. Anxiety (15 people, 11.63%)
  3. Pain (11 people, 8.53%)
  4. Contraception (5 people, 3.88%)
  5. Osteopenia (5 people, 3.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (25 people, 19.38%)
  2. Lipitor (19 people, 14.73%)
  3. Xanax (17 people, 13.18%)
  4. Zocor (16 people, 12.40%)
  5. Zyrtec (13 people, 10.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • marcus on Jun, 3, 2012:

    hi,i am a 36 y/o Caucasian male from australia.
    i have been taking sertraline (zoloft) and its generics for about 15 years.
    i noticed on occasions that if the tablet got wet, i would get heartburn. for example if scooping water from a tap to take medication.
    the tablet starts to break up and leaves a paste that when swallowed is really painful.
    it causes a heartburn type feeling all down the oesophagus to my gut. I think i may try putting the pills in capsules. i don't understand why the company that makes these pills hasn't already don't this. it is really painful and lasts about 30 minutes minimum.
    to help wash down this heartburn i have tried drinking lots of milk or soy milk and eating something to slough down the residue.
    it does work somewhat so i suggest that but it still leaves a little heartburn.
    I have it right now. actually... i just drank a whole lot of soy milk (one glass) and it feels a lot better.

    Reply

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