Review: could Zoloft cause Tinnitus?


Summary

Tinnitus is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 82,425 people who have side effects while taking Zoloft from FDA and social media. Among them, 607 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Zoloft

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 86,060 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with heart rate increased, rashes, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 22,026 Tinnitus patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

82,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 607 people (0.74%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Tinnitus?

Time on Zoloft when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 17.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.64 %
  • 10+ years: 9.2 %

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 62.24 %
  • male: 37.76 %

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.17 %
  • 20-29: 6.29 %
  • 30-39: 16.78 %
  • 40-49: 24.24 %
  • 50-59: 26.81 %
  • 60+: 24.48 %

Severity if Tinnitus when taking Zoloft **:

  • least: 4.17 %
  • moderate: 41.67 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 4.17 %

How people recovered from Tinnitus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (141 people)
  • Anxiety (43 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Insomnia (15 people)
  • Constipation (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (61 people)
  • Lipitor (51 people)
  • Ambien (47 people)
  • Fosamax (44 people)
  • Premarin (42 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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