Review: could Zoloft cause Hypoglycemia?


Summary

Hypoglycemia 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 Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 82,425 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 336 have Hypoglycemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycemia and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 86,060 users)

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar cause seizures) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, malignant neoplasm progression, abdominal pain, hypoglycaemic unconsciousness (latest reports from 23,539 Hypoglycemia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

82,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 336 people (0.41%) have Hypoglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Hypoglycemia?

Time on Zoloft when people have Hypoglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 48.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 6.45 %

Gender of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 61.89 %
  • male: 38.11 %

Age of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.2 %
  • 10-19: 1.83 %
  • 20-29: 8.42 %
  • 30-39: 8.79 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 19.78 %
  • 60+: 35.9 %

Severity if Hypoglycemia when taking Zoloft **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Hypoglycemia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (92 people)
  • Anxiety (50 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (48 people)
  • Hypertension (40 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (33 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (94 people)
  • Lasix (66 people)
  • Lantus (56 people)
  • Lipitor (54 people)
  • Neurontin (50 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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