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Sertraline Hydrochloride

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3.9  Effectiveness
6.7  Side Effects
5.5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Sertraline Hydrochloride side effects and 5 Sertraline Hydrochloride benefits.

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Effectiveness of Sertraline Hydrochloride by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Sertraline Hydrochloride, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 6.5% 19.6% 45.7% 15.2% 13%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 12.5% 70.8% 16.7% 0%
Blood Pressure 2.2% 0% 91.3% 6.5% 0%
Breathing 4.3% 8.7% 76.1% 10.9% 0%
Confidence 6.4% 25.5% 34% 19.1% 14.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.1% 12.8% 57.4% 23.4% 4.3%
Digestion 2.2% 8.7% 58.7% 26.1% 4.3%
Emotional Well-being 12.5% 18.8% 22.9% 29.2% 16.7%
Energy 6% 32% 32% 20% 10%
Eyesight 2.2% 4.4% 75.6% 17.8% 0%
Memory 10.4% 16.7% 41.7% 25% 6.2%
Mental Clarity 10.4% 25% 37.5% 12.5% 14.6%
Pain 4.5% 6.8% 81.8% 6.8% 0%
Patience 6.4% 21.3% 40.4% 25.5% 6.4%
Sexual Health 10.6% 19.1% 46.8% 19.1% 4.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 11.1% 77.8% 11.1% 0%
Sleep 2.1% 31.9% 29.8% 29.8% 6.4%
Stress Level 8.5% 25.5% 25.5% 27.7% 12.8%
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Commonly Reported Sertraline Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 63.2% 26.3% 5.3% 5.3% 0%
Allergic Reaction 86.8% 7.9% 5.3% 0% 0%
Anxiety 46.3% 14.6% 24.4% 7.3% 7.3%
Blurred Vision 77.3% 13.6% 4.5% 4.5% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 86.4% 9.1% 0% 4.5% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 52.5% 10% 15% 12.5% 10%
Change in Weight 28.6% 14.3% 42.9% 0% 14.3%
Cold Symptoms 86.4% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 0%
Confusion 63.6% 22.7% 9.1% 4.5% 0%
Constipation 77.8% 0% 16.7% 5.6% 0%
Depression 45.5% 27.3% 13.6% 13.6% 0%
Diarrhea 62.5% 15% 2.5% 15% 5%
Difficulty Urinating 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 61% 22% 14.6% 2.4% 0%
Drowsiness 47.8% 17.4% 26.1% 4.3% 4.3%
Dry Mouth 50% 23.7% 10.5% 13.2% 2.6%
Erectile Dysfunction 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 46.5% 16.3% 20.9% 11.6% 4.7%
Fever 86.4% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5% 0%
Gas 52.2% 13% 17.4% 8.7% 8.7%
Headache 58.5% 17.1% 14.6% 9.8% 0%
Heartburn 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Insomnia 51.2% 14.6% 19.5% 9.8% 4.9%
Irregular Heartbeat 81.8% 13.6% 4.5% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 64.5% 19.4% 6.5% 6.5% 3.2%
Mood Swings 54.5% 13.6% 18.2% 9.1% 4.5%
Muscle Cramping 72.7% 9.1% 4.5% 13.6% 0%
Nausea 55.6% 16.7% 19.4% 8.3% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 67.9% 21.4% 3.6% 7.1% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 77.3% 9.1% 13.6% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 64.9% 13.5% 2.7% 13.5% 5.4%
Stomach Ache 63.6% 18.2% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Sweating 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Sertraline Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Blurred Vision 61.1% 33.3% 5.6% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 32.4% 35.3% 11.8% 14.7% 5.9%
Constipation 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Discolored Urine 25% 50% 25% 0% 0%
Disorientation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Erectile Dysfunction 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Fainting 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Heartburn 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Hyperactivity 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Appetite 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 71.4% 17.1% 2.9% 8.6% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 22.2% 11.1% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Nausea 25% 75% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 53.8% 15.4% 0% 30.8% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 0% 50% 25% 25% 0%
Seizures 97.2% 2.8% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 25% 0% 0% 25% 50%
Slurred Speech 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 83.9% 9.7% 3.2% 3.2% 0%
Tooth Grinding 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Sertraline Hydrochloride
Since taking Sertraline Hydrochloride Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 4.9%
Hallucination 0.8%
Hospitalization 1.6%
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User Comments about Sertraline Hydrochloride
23 Aug 2013 I have used Prozac for 19 years and recently has a paradoxical reaction to it. Now I am taking 50 mg of sertraline once in the morning. The drug seems to be milder to me which I am happy about. However, it took 40 days for the side effects to go away. I am optimistic that my mood will continue to improve and that my fear response will decrease even more in the upcoming weeks
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25 Dec 2011 BEEN ON THIS DRUG FOR 12 DAYS. ANXIETY WORSE, WHICH IS WHAT I ORIGINALLY STARTED TAKING IT FOR! I EVEN HAD A PANIC ATTACK AND ENDED UP IN CASUALTY. HOWEVER, I WAS TOLD TO CARRY ON WITH THE DRUG AS IT WAS STILL EARLY DAYS. I'M GIVING IT ANOTHER WEEK AND IF I STILL FEEL THE SAME I AM COMING OFF IT!
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17 Sep 2011 I just requested assistance with me depression, this was prescribed but not sure yet about having to depend on medication for this. So far it has made me feel a little strange in my stomach.
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08 Jul 2011 a good drug which is very useful to me.
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18 Oct 2010 I am concerned that Sertraline Hydrochloride is making me twitch in the face and eyes.
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