Review: could Zoloft cause High Cholesterol?


Summary

High cholesterol is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 74,487 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,347 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 77,547 users)

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol has been reported by people with hyperbilirubinaemia, magnesium deficiency, constipation, dry mouth, accidental exposure (latest reports from 161,986 High cholesterol patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

74,487 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 2,347 people (3.15%) have High Cholesterol


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause High cholesterol?

Time on Zoloft when people have High Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 1.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.28 %
  • 10+ years: 8.25 %

Gender of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 60.84 %
  • male: 39.16 %

Age of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 2.32 %
  • 20-29: 4.75 %
  • 30-39: 12.22 %
  • 40-49: 31.72 %
  • 50-59: 26.01 %
  • 60+: 22.63 %

Severity if High Cholesterol when taking Zoloft **:

  • least: 6.67 %
  • moderate: 53.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 6.67 %

How people recovered from High Cholesterol **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 44.44 %
  • not yet: 55.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (599 people)
  • Anxiety (240 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (177 people)
  • Hypertension (149 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (128 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (466 people)
  • Lipitor (345 people)
  • Vioxx (248 people)
  • Xanax (245 people)
  • Zyprexa (225 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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