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Review: could Zoloft cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 3,040 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 77,961 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Zoloft include depression, nausea, nausea aggravated, depression aggravated, stress and anxiety.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,154,412 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 73,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 2,582 people (3.51%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.23% of all the 1,140,439 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure26.85%25.93%5.09%13.43%14.35%9.26%5.09%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.43%0.17%1.12%4.20%7.76%23.98%27.84%34.49%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure8.00%72.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (845 people, 32.73%)
  2. Anxiety (432 people, 16.73%)
  3. Hypertension (309 people, 11.97%)
  4. Pain (208 people, 8.06%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (111 people, 4.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (561 people, 21.73%)
  2. Lipitor (381 people, 14.76%)
  3. Aspirin (366 people, 14.18%)
  4. Xanax (358 people, 13.87%)
  5. Ambien (319 people, 12.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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