Review: could Zoloft cause Parkinson's disease?
We study 73,765 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 262 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.
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Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,110 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 60,395 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 73,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 286 people (0.39%) have Parkinson's Disease. They amount to 0.47% of all the 60,326 people who have Parkinson's Disease on eHealthMe.
Time on Zoloft when people have Parkinson's disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Parkinson's disease||28.00%||36.00%||8.00%||4.00%||16.00%||0.00%||8.00% |
Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Zoloft * :
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.41%||1.22%||4.88%||13.01%||17.48%||63.01% |
Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Zoloft ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||66.67%||16.67%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (77 people, 26.92%)
- Anxiety (49 people, 17.13%)
- Osteoporosis (39 people, 13.64%)
- Pain (27 people, 9.44%)
- Antidepressant therapy (24 people, 8.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (64 people, 22.38%)
- Toprol-xl (54 people, 18.88%)
- Sinemet (49 people, 17.13%)
- Aspirin (44 people, 15.38%)
- Fosamax (43 people, 15.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I was diagnosed with parkinsons in '97 about a year after being prescribed zoloft, I was only 37.
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