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Review: could Zoloft cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 73,646 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,801 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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On Apr, 15, 2014: 73,646 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft. Among them, 1,801 people (2.45%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.19% of all the 964,521 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Zoloft reports

Time on Zoloft when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash46.72%16.79%13.14%4.38%9.49%6.57%2.92%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Zoloft * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.11%0.40%4.32%3.70%9.33%21.39%26.73%34.02%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Zoloft ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash13.04%52.17%30.43%4.35%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%7.69%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (431 people, 23.93%)
  2. Anxiety (248 people, 13.77%)
  3. Pain (243 people, 13.49%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (175 people, 9.72%)
  5. Osteoporosis (121 people, 6.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (301 people, 16.71%)
  2. Prevacid (263 people, 14.60%)
  3. Zometa (225 people, 12.49%)
  4. Neurontin (225 people, 12.49%)
  5. Prednisone (204 people, 11.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I really believe we are missing the mark on my 8 year old son. He has been sick'like since he was 4 months old. He is being treated for ADHD/Aspergers/Allergies, but he is NO better. Now, he has petechiae around his eyes.

    I'm at a loss. He has been cleared of Pediatric RA. Now what?

    Reply

    Docta12 on Mar, 25, 2014:

    I find it interesting that your child has both ADHD and bleeding both which are linked to Vitamin K defeciency. I would have your child tested for Vitamin K, D, Zinc, iron, hemoglobin defects like sickle cell, and a great history and physical from a doctor who takes the time to check for other sources. These are blood tests by the way. He should also have ALCAT allergy testing for foods.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Rash only comes when I drink alcohol it seems, ( 2 -3 times a month ) and last for months only on buttucks

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Rash spread from inside of thighs to back and arms

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