Could Zoloft cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 91,119 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA. Among them, 4,304 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 98,997 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

91,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 4,304 people (4.72%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Headache?

Time on Zoloft when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 32.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.32 %
  • 10+ years: 3.35 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 70.72 %
  • male: 29.28 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 3.5 %
  • 20-29: 7.5 %
  • 30-39: 14.08 %
  • 40-49: 23.9 %
  • 50-59: 24.04 %
  • 60+: 26.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (1,053 people, 24.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (442 people, 10.27%)
  • Pain (359 people, 8.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (262 people, 6.09%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (232 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (474 people, 11.01%)
  • Neurontin (395 people, 9.18%)
  • Lipitor (383 people, 8.90%)
  • Ambien (383 people, 8.90%)
  • Zometa (374 people, 8.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,314 people, 30.53%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,195 people, 27.76%)
  • Fatigue (1,178 people, 27.37%)
  • Dizziness (1,090 people, 25.33%)
  • Pain (980 people, 22.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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