Review: could Zoloft cause Parkinson's disease?
Summary: Parkinson's disease could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zyprexa, and have Depression.
We study 73,646 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 285 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 73,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 285 people (0.39%) have Parkinson's Disease. They amount to 0.47% of all the 61,136 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||29.17%||37.50%||8.33%||4.17%||12.50%||0.00%||8.33% |
Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Zoloft * :
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.41%||1.22%||4.49%||13.06%||17.55%||63.27% |
Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Zoloft ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||60.00%||20.00%||20.00% |
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 (76 people, 26.67%)
- Anxiety (49 people, 17.19%)
- Osteoporosis (39 people, 13.68%)
- Pain (27 people, 9.47%)
- Gastric disorder (24 people, 8.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (64 people, 22.46%)
- Toprol-xl (54 people, 18.95%)
- Sinemet (49 people, 17.19%)
- Aspirin (44 people, 15.44%)
- Fosamax (43 people, 15.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Related topic: Zoloft, Parkinson's disease
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From this study (2 years ago):
michael stacey on Jun, 5, 2012:
I was diagnosed with parkinsons in '97 about a year after being prescribed zoloft, I was only 37.
From this study (4 years ago):
getting dizzy, shaking, cold, constipated then diarrhea. ka
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