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Zoloft

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Satisfaction
6.1
5  Effectiveness
6.3  Side Effects
6.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 Zoloft side effects and 5 Zoloft benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is sertraline and brand name is Zoloft.

Zoloft Active Ingredients: sertraline hydrochloride.

Zoloft is manufactured and marketed by Pfizer Inc.

Mainly used in the treatment of depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Zoloft, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.4% 13.4% 55.4% 17.9% 8%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.7% 12.6% 78.4% 6.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 3.7% 3.7% 88.1% 4.6% 0%
Breathing 2.7% 6.4% 84.5% 6.4% 0%
Confidence 8.5% 9.4% 41.9% 23.9% 16.2%
Coordination/Motor Skills 4.4% 8.8% 73.5% 12.4% 0.9%
Digestion 6.2% 17% 69.6% 7.1% 0%
Emotional Well-being 11.5% 15.6% 13.1% 28.7% 31.1%
Energy 6.7% 19.3% 37% 30.3% 6.7%
Eyesight 2.8% 5.5% 84.4% 6.4% 0.9%
Memory 6.1% 10.5% 62.3% 13.2% 7.9%
Mental Clarity 10.1% 8.4% 40.3% 26.1% 15.1%
Pain 3.7% 3.7% 86.2% 5.5% 0.9%
Patience 8.3% 14.2% 30% 30% 17.5%
Sexual Health 10.6% 19.5% 61.1% 7.1% 1.8%
Skin Complexion 3.7% 8.3% 83.5% 2.8% 1.8%
Sleep 9.5% 19.8% 37.9% 25.9% 6.9%
Stress Level 10% 13.3% 30% 29.2% 17.5%
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Commonly Reported Zoloft Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 82% 8% 4% 4% 2%
Allergic Reaction 98.1% 0.9% 0.9% 0% 0%
Anxiety 68.6% 15.2% 7.6% 4.8% 3.8%
Blurred Vision 77.3% 4.5% 4.5% 13.6% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 4.5% 0% 4.5% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 57.5% 15% 9.7% 8% 9.7%
Change in Weight 45.2% 21.4% 7.1% 21.4% 4.8%
Cold Symptoms 81.8% 4.5% 4.5% 9.1% 0%
Confusion 77.3% 13.6% 0% 9.1% 0%
Constipation 80.2% 8.1% 7% 4.7% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 25% 50% 0% 0% 25%
Dehydration / Thirst 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Depression 62.5% 16.7% 16.7% 4.2% 0%
Diarrhea 69.9% 8.8% 11.5% 4.4% 5.3%
Difficulty Urinating 88.5% 6.6% 4.9% 0% 0%
Dizziness 60.2% 24.8% 8% 5.3% 1.8%
Drowsiness 61.8% 18.2% 10.9% 3.6% 5.5%
Dry Mouth 63.2% 14.9% 10.5% 7% 4.4%
Erectile Dysfunction 96.7% 0% 0% 0% 3.3%
Eye / Vision Problems 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Fatigue 59.4% 15.1% 12.3% 6.6% 6.6%
Gas 69.6% 8.7% 8.7% 8.7% 4.3%
Headache 65.2% 16.1% 8% 3.6% 7.1%
Indigestion 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Insomnia 65.5% 14.5% 6.4% 8.2% 5.5%
Irregular Heartbeat 72.7% 13.6% 9.1% 4.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 69.3% 14.9% 6.9% 5% 4%
Mood Swings 54.5% 27.3% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Movement Problems 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 86.4% 4.5% 9.1% 0% 0%
Nausea 63.4% 17.9% 7.1% 8% 3.6%
Nervousness 68.2% 15.5% 10.9% 2.7% 2.7%
Rapid Heartbeat 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 65% 13.3% 13.3% 8.3% 0%
Ringing in Ears 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 86.4% 0% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.8% 8.5% 5.6% 5.6% 8.5%
Stomach Ache 77.3% 18.2% 0% 4.5% 0%
Sweating 72.2% 11.1% 11.1% 2.8% 2.8%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 33.3% 0% 0% 66.7% 0%
Tremors 90.3% 6.5% 3.2% 0% 0%
Vomiting 60% 0% 0% 20% 20%
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Less Commonly Reported Zoloft Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 77.8% 13.9% 0% 8.3% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 88.9% 5.6% 0% 5.6% 0%
Bloating 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 88.6% 3.8% 1.3% 5.1% 1.3%
Breathing Difficulties 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 53.7% 19.4% 19.4% 4.5% 3%
Confusion 83.9% 12.9% 3.2% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 90% 3.3% 0% 6.7% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0% 0%
Depression 80% 10% 6.7% 3.3% 0%
Disorientation 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Double Vision 96.7% 0% 0% 3.3% 0%
Drowsiness 40% 20% 40% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 72.2% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 2.8%
Euphoria 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Fainting 97.3% 2.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 72.2% 11.1% 13.9% 2.8% 0%
Hallucinations 93.5% 3.2% 3.2% 0% 0%
Heart Attack 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 86.1% 11.1% 2.8% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 85.1% 9% 3% 1.5% 1.5%
Increased Urination 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Indigestion 80% 7.5% 10% 2.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 42.9% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3% 0%
Liver Damage 97.1% 1.5% 0% 1.5% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 72.9% 11.9% 6.8% 3.4% 5.1%
Seizures 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 22.2% 33.3% 22.2% 22.2% 0%
Skin Problems 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Skin Rash 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 94.4% 2.8% 2.8% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 88.9% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 83.8% 5.9% 4.4% 2.9% 2.9%
Tremors 20% 40% 40% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Zoloft
Since taking Zoloft Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.3%
Blindness 1.3%
Fall 6.3%
Hallucination 0.6%
Heart attack 1.9%
Hospitalization 1.9%
Seizure 1.9%
Stroke 0.6%
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User Comments about Zoloft
03 Nov 2014 Zoloft is amazing for panic disorder and anxiety! Although it will take 2 to 4 weeks to work, but it is worth it. Might feel worse the first two weeks. It even keeps my heart rate at a normal pace, without it I have severe tachycardia. Only complaint is daytime fatigue, but that is better than daily panic attacks. Best dosage I've found that works is 100mg daily.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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14 May 2014 I haven't had a lot of side effect. mainly just nausea, headaches irritability on day 1 that was bad. but not sure what its doing to my eyes. blurred vision and pain in left eye.
   —Posted by hotty 65
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10 May 2013 Zoloft havent helped me at all with my depression and anxiety. Thanks to Zoloft I cant have sex with my gf, serious erectile disfunction and suicidal thoughts apeared.
   —Posted by Easter
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06 May 2013 Terrible side effects! Can ruin you forever! Try something else like prosac. I have a close friend taking prosac and it seems to be working for her!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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10 Oct 2012 I have just started Zoloft and am having cramps in my groin. I wonder if this could be a side effect of Zoloft. I really don't like to take drugs unless I have to, but I have been mildly depressed.
   —Posted by Sue
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