Review: could Zoloft cause Hallucination (Hallucinations)?
Summary: Hallucination is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression. We study 74,074 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 633 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.
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Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,429 Zoloft users)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 30,204 Hallucination patients)
On May, 13, 2015: 74,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 954 people (1.29%) have Hallucination.
Time on Zoloft when people have Hallucination * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Zoloft * :
Severity of Hallucination when taking Zoloft ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hallucination ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (260 people, 27.25%)
- Anxiety (106 people, 11.11%)
- Pain (73 people, 7.65%)
- Multiple myeloma (52 people, 5.45%)
- Bipolar disorder (50 people, 5.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (133 people, 13.94%)
- Seroquel (129 people, 13.52%)
- Ambien (126 people, 13.21%)
- Neurontin (124 people, 13.00%)
- Aspirin (114 people, 11.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.
Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!
From this study (2 years ago):
I took all the medicines like I am supposed to at night and I used th mouthwash and about 30 minutes later I started to hallucinate. is the mixture of the medicine that caused me to hallucinate
From this study (2 years ago):
Take Crestor, Zantac, Co Q10 at bedtime. Wondering if taking these together could cause hallucinations. Don't have them in daytime.
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