Zoloft and Hypokalemia - from FDA reports


Hypokalemia is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 102,868 people who have side effects when taking Zoloft from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 14, 2018

102,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Zoloft.
Among them, 770 people (0.75%) have Hypokalemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zoloft cause Hypokalemia?

Time on Zoloft when people have Hypokalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Zoloft *:

  • female: 73.03 %
  • male: 26.97 %

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Zoloft *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 2.3 %
  • 30-39: 7.82 %
  • 40-49: 14.42 %
  • 50-59: 23.16 %
  • 60+: 50.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 92 people, 11.95%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 57 people, 7.40%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 56 people, 7.27%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 44 people, 5.71%
  5. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 37 people, 4.81%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 146 people, 18.96%
  2. Ambien: 131 people, 17.01%
  3. Lasix: 124 people, 16.10%
  4. Aredia: 115 people, 14.94%
  5. Protonix: 102 people, 13.25%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 243 people, 31.56%
  2. Pain: 222 people, 28.83%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 218 people, 28.31%
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood): 191 people, 24.81%
  5. Weakness: 188 people, 24.42%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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