Zoloft and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vioxx, and have Depression . We study 91,119 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA. Among them, 1,651 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 99,122 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,918 Heart attack patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

91,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 1,651 people (1.81%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Heart attack?

Time on Zoloft when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 14.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.54 %
  • 10+ years: 2.3 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 55.05 %
  • male: 44.95 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.14 %
  • 20-29: 0.91 %
  • 30-39: 4.46 %
  • 40-49: 20.35 %
  • 50-59: 26.55 %
  • 60+: 47.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (280 people, 16.96%)
  • Arthritis (117 people, 7.09%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (115 people, 6.97%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (111 people, 6.72%)
  • Pain (110 people, 6.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (405 people, 24.53%)
  • Lipitor (317 people, 19.20%)
  • Plavix (228 people, 13.81%)
  • Avandia (195 people, 11.81%)
  • Neurontin (166 people, 10.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (321 people, 19.44%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (265 people, 16.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (239 people, 14.48%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (235 people, 14.23%)
  • Depression (218 people, 13.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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