Sertraline and Spontaneous penile erection - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Spontaneous penile erection is found among people who take Sertraline, especially for people who are 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Sertraline and have Spontaneous penile erection. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 123,363 people who have side effects when taking Sertraline from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 30, 2022

123,363 people reported to have side effects when taking Sertraline.
Among them, 9 people (0.01%) have Spontaneous penile erection.

What is Sertraline?

Sertraline has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 129,267 Sertraline users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Spontaneous penile erection?

Spontaneous penile erection (sudden penis tightness) is found to be associated with 297 drugs and 165 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Sertraline and Spontaneous penile erection reports submitted per year:

Could Sertraline cause Spontaneous penile erection?

Time on Sertraline when people have Spontaneous penile erection *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Spontaneous penile erection when taking Sertraline *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 11.11 %
  • 40-49: 55.56 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Common drugs people take besides Sertraline *:

  1. Vivitrol: 1 person, 11.11%
  2. Lipitor: 1 person, 11.11%
  3. Enalapril Maleate: 1 person, 11.11%
  4. Carvedilol: 1 person, 11.11%

Common side effects people have besides Spontaneous penile erection *:

  1. Disturbance In Sexual Arousal: 5 people, 55.56%
  2. Erection Increased: 2 people, 22.22%
  3. Penile Pain: 1 person, 11.11%
  4. Painful Erection: 1 person, 11.11%
  5. Loss Of Libido (loss of sexual urge): 1 person, 11.11%
  6. Erection Problems: 1 person, 11.11%
  7. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable): 1 person, 11.11%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Hypersensitivity: 1 person, 11.11%
  2. Family Stress: 1 person, 11.11%
  3. Alcoholism (problems with alcohol): 1 person, 11.11%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Sertraline and have Spontaneous penile erection?

Check whether Spontaneous penile erection is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on sertraline hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Sertraline) and Sertraline (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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