A study for a 72 year old man who takes Zoloft - from FDA reports


5,228 males aged 72 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 72 year old male patient who has Depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On May, 15, 2018

5,228 males aged 72 (±5) who take Zoloft are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zoloft for a 72-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 72
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Depression
  • Drugs taken:
    • Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Localised Exfoliation(a peeling off or loss of epidermis at the site of exposure): 2 (0.04% of males aged 72 (±5) who take the drug)

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Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Confusional state
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Nausea and vomiting
  5. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Breathing difficulty
  2. International normalised ratio increased
  3. Acute hepatic failure
  4. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (chronic lung disease)
  5. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
  2. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
  3. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  4. Nausea and vomiting
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
  2. Movement disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness)
  3. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  4. Erection problems
  5. Drug ineffective
2 - 5 years:
  1. Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
  2. Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  3. Transposition of the great vessels
  4. Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  5. Pneumonia
5 - 10 years:
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  3. Coughing up blood
  4. Intestinal infarction (intestinal tissue death)
  5. Heart attack
10+ years:
  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Feeling abnormal
  4. Hyperacusis (disorder in loudness perception)
  5. Head discomfort
not specified:
  1. Weakness
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Fall
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Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 373 people, 7.13%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol : 309 people, 5.91%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 216 people, 4.13%
  4. Pain : 214 people, 4.09%
  5. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 213 people, 4.07%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (508 people, 9.72%)
  2. Lipitor (434 people, 8.30%)
  3. Lasix (362 people, 6.92%)
  4. Coumadin (325 people, 6.22%)
  5. Lisinopril (282 people, 5.39%)
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* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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