Review: could Zoloft cause Parkinson's Disease?


Summary

Parkinson's disease 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 Sinemet, and have Depression . We study 93,400 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 297 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 97,227 users)

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with drug ineffective, pathological gambling, drowsiness, stress and anxiety, fall (latest reports from 35,890 Parkinson's disease patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

93,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 297 people (0.32%) have Parkinson's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Parkinson's disease?

Time on Zoloft when people have Parkinson's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8 %
  • 10+ years: 8 %

Gender of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 54.74 %
  • male: 45.26 %

Age of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 3.74 %
  • 30-39: 3.74 %
  • 40-49: 14.02 %
  • 50-59: 15.89 %
  • 60+: 62.15 %

Severity if Parkinson's Disease when taking Zoloft **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 45.45 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 18.18 %

How people recovered from Parkinson's Disease **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (72 people, 24.24%)
  • Anxiety (27 people, 9.09%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (24 people, 8.08%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (18 people, 6.06%)
  • Osteoporosis (16 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (50 people, 16.84%)
  • Toprol-Xl (48 people, 16.16%)
  • Zyprexa (47 people, 15.82%)
  • Zometa (44 people, 14.81%)
  • Aredia (44 people, 14.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (76 people, 25.59%)
  • Anxiety (74 people, 24.92%)
  • Tremor (72 people, 24.24%)
  • Pain (70 people, 23.57%)
  • Asthenia (63 people, 21.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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