Review: could Zoloft cause Migraines?


Summary

Migraines 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 Xanax, and have Depression . We study 74,393 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 636 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 Zoloft 77,518 users)

Migraines

Migraines has been reported by people with gastritis, tearfulness, paraesthesia, impaired driving ability, haemorrhage (latest reports from 44,649 Migraines patients).

On Jul, 31, 2016

74,393 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 636 people (0.85%) have Migraines


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Migraines?

Time on Zoloft when people have Migraines *:

  • < 1 month: 11.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.79 %
  • 10+ years: 5.13 %

Gender of people who have Migraines when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 82.54 %
  • male: 17.46 %

Age of people who have Migraines when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 7.78 %
  • 20-29: 17.17 %
  • 30-39: 17.76 %
  • 40-49: 29.14 %
  • 50-59: 16.97 %
  • 60+: 10.98 %

Severity if Migraines when taking Zoloft **:

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

How people recovered from Migraines **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (156 people)
  • Pain (85 people)
  • Migraine (74 people)
  • Anxiety (67 people)
  • Contraception (40 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (67 people)
  • Neurontin (59 people)
  • Vicodin (58 people)
  • Seroquel (58 people)
  • Oxycontin (57 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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