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Review: could Zoloft cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

Summary: Memory impairment 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 Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 74,005 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,679 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,372 Zoloft users)

Memory impairment

Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory Impairment patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 73,975 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 1,678 people (2.27%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment14.86%31.08%9.91%15.32%13.06%8.56%7.21%

Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory impairment0.07%0.13%3.46%8.61%14.16%26.55%18.92%28.11%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment7.02%43.86%42.11%7.02%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%7.41%92.59%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (604 people, 36.00%)
  2. Anxiety (217 people, 12.93%)
  3. Pain (168 people, 10.01%)
  4. Insomnia (95 people, 5.66%)
  5. Hypertension (88 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (298 people, 17.76%)
  2. Ambien (232 people, 13.83%)
  3. Aspirin (197 people, 11.74%)
  4. Lipitor (185 people, 11.03%)
  5. Neurontin (184 people, 10.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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