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Review: could Zoloft cause Migraines (Migraine)?

Summary: Migraines is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression. We study 74,074 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 564 have Migraines. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraines and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,429 Zoloft users)

Migraines

Migraines (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 47,270 Migraines patients)

On May, 10, 2015: 74,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 564 people (0.76%) have Migraines.

Trend of Migraines in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Migraines * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraines12.00%26.67%5.33%12.00%17.33%21.33%5.33%

Age of people who have Migraines when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraines0.00%0.19%7.21%16.70%18.03%29.03%18.03%10.82%

Severity of Migraines when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Migraines6.67%53.33%33.33%6.67%

How people recovered from Migraines ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Migraines14.29%14.29%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (206 people, 36.52%)
  2. Anxiety (115 people, 20.39%)
  3. Migraine (106 people, 18.79%)
  4. Pain (95 people, 16.84%)
  5. Contraception (44 people, 7.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (90 people, 15.96%)
  2. Wellbutrin (70 people, 12.41%)
  3. Vicodin (67 people, 11.88%)
  4. Seroquel (66 people, 11.70%)
  5. Effexor (63 people, 11.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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