Zoloft Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Zoloft is a newer antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Zoloft is also known as Aremis, Besitran, Daxid, Eleva, Gladem, Jzoloft, Lustral, Serlain, Serolux, Sertralina, Sertraline, Sertra-Q, Setraline, Tresleen.

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Zoloft Drug Warnings:

There have been 24 drug regulatory agency warnings from five countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and United States) and the European Union on Zoloft (or sertraline). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

10 warnings on Zoloft causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
4 warnings on Zoloft causing hostility or aggression
4 warnings on Zoloft causing newborn complications
3 warnings on Zoloft causing agitation
3 warnings on Zoloft causing anxiety
3 warnings on Zoloft causing birth defects
3 warnings on Zoloft causing withdrawal reactions
2 warnings on Zoloft causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Zoloft causing abnormal behavior
2 warnings on Zoloft causing self-harm
2 warnings on Zoloft causing nervous system disorders
1 warning on Zoloft causing mania or psychosis
1 warning on Zoloft causing sleep problems
1 warning on Zoloft causing irritability
1 warning on Zoloft causing eye problems
1 warning on Zoloft causing violence
1 warning on Zoloft causing muscle problems
1 warning on Zoloft causing Serotonin Syndrome
1 warning on Zoloft causing blood disorders
1 warning on Zoloft having lack of efficacy
1 warning on Zoloft causing infant withdrawal symptoms
1 warning on Zoloft causing sexual dysfunction
1 warning on Zoloft causing diabetes

Zoloft Drug Studies:

There have been 64 studies done in 20 countries (Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) on Zoloft (or sertraline). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

12 studies on Zoloft causing suicide risk or attempts
11 studies on Zoloft causing newborn complications
7 studies on Zoloft causing abnormal bleeding
6 studies on Zoloft causing sexual dysfunction
5 studies on Zoloft causing birth defects
5 studies on Zoloft having lack of efficacy
4 studies on Zoloft causing risk of fractures
4 studies on Zoloft causing withdrawal reactions
3 studies on Zoloft causing gastrointestinal problems
3 studies on Zoloft causing premature birth
3 studies on Zoloft causing birth complications
3 studies on Zoloft causing self-harm
2 studies on Zoloft causing skin conditions
2 studies on Zoloft causing hostility or aggression
2 studies on Zoloft causing reproductive system disorders
2 studies on Zoloft causing cardiovascular disorders
2 studies on Zoloft causing pregnancy complications
2 studies on Zoloft causing risk of falls
2 studies on Zoloft causing weight gain
2 studies on Zoloft causing stroke
2 studies on Zoloft causing developmental disorders
2 studies on Zoloft causing blood disorders
1 study on Zoloft causing violence
1 study on Zoloft causing nervous system disorders
1 study on Zoloft causing involuntary movements
1 study on Zoloft causing diabetes
1 study on Zoloft causing liver problems
1 study on Zoloft causing allergic reactions
1 study on Zoloft causing heart problems
1 study on Zoloft causing homicide or homicidal ideation
1 study on Zoloft causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Zoloft causing seizures
1 study on Zoloft causing infant withdrawal symptoms
1 study on Zoloft causing heart attacks
1 study on Zoloft causing mania or psychosis

Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 11,593 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Zoloft.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 860 cases of depression
  • 854 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 789 cases of anxiety
  • 576 cases of nausea
  • 544 cases of insomnia
  • 538 cases of dizziness
  • 521 cases of feeling abnormal
  • 517 cases of suicidal ideation
  • 474 cases of headaches
  • 450 cases of tremors


Documented Side Effects of Zoloft:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Abnormal bleeding or bruising
Agitation
Blurred vision
Confusion
Hallucinations
Irregular heartbeat
Nausea
Nervousness
Pain, burning, or

tingling in the hands or feet
Seizures
Severe muscle stiffness
Sexual dysfunction
Tremor
Uncontrollable shaking
Weight changes



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.