Zoloft side effects - from FDA reports

Summary

In this review, we analyze Zoloft side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Zoloft. The review is based on 104,302 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA. The information that eHealthMe analyzes includes:

  • Zoloft side effects over time
  • (applicable) Zoloft side effects by gender
  • Zoloft side effects by age


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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on sertraline hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Zoloft) and Zoloft (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Zoloft?

Zoloft has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Zoloft 112,881 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 22, 2019

104,302 people who take Zoloft are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zoloft side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Thinking abnormal
1 - 6 months:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Drug ineffective
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Hepatic function abnormal
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
6 - 12 months:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Talipes
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Vertigo
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Premature baby
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Vomiting
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Pain
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Weight decreased
  • Premature baby
  • Migraine (headache)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
10+ years:
  • Breast cancer female
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tardive dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
  • Thinking abnormal
  • Thyroid disorder (thyroid diseases)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vomiting
  • Breast cancer
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
not specified:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Death
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pain
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Vision blurred
  • Pneumonia
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Sedation
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Large for dates baby (a baby looks older than gestational period by weight and appearance)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Nervousness
  • Umbilical cord around neck
  • Tricuspid valve incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
2-9:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Prescribed overdose
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)
  • Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
10-19:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
20-29:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Uterine perforation (accidental puncture of the uterus)
  • Metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals)
  • Unintended pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
  • Vision blurred
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pregnancy
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicide attempt
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Suicide attempt
50-59:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Suicidal ideation
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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