Review: could Zoloft cause Multiple sclerosis?
Summary: Multiple sclerosis 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 Avonex, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 73,975 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 410 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.
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Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 78,343 Zoloft users)
Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 224,251 Multiple sclerosis patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 73,928 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 410 people (0.55%) have Multiple Sclerosis.
Time on Zoloft when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||12.50%||75.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Zoloft * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||1.99%||5.21%||16.38%||42.18%||21.84%||12.41% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Zoloft ** :
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (211 people, 51.46%)
- Depression (61 people, 14.88%)
- Anxiety (22 people, 5.37%)
- Pain (13 people, 3.17%)
- Bipolar disorder (12 people, 2.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Avonex (187 people, 45.61%)
- Baclofen (113 people, 27.56%)
- Xanax (59 people, 14.39%)
- Neurontin (56 people, 13.66%)
- Betaseron (56 people, 13.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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