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Review: could Zoloft cause Heart attack?

Summary: Heart attack could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Vioxx, and have Depression.

We study 73,646 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,440 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 73,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 1,440 people (1.96%) have Heart Attack. They amount to 0.23% of all the 629,036 people who have Heart Attack on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart attack in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Heart attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart attack13.33%41.33%1.33%6.67%18.67%17.33%1.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart attack0.07%0.00%0.07%0.66%4.88%20.98%25.49%47.85%

Severity of Heart attack when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart attack0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart attack ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (234 people, 16.25%)
  2. Arthritis (143 people, 9.93%)
  3. Anxiety (131 people, 9.10%)
  4. Pain (114 people, 7.92%)
  5. Hypertension (77 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (428 people, 29.72%)
  2. Lipitor (280 people, 19.44%)
  3. Aspirin (212 people, 14.72%)
  4. Plavix (197 people, 13.68%)
  5. Avandia (169 people, 11.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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