Sertraline HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sexual Function
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Problems With Ejaculation
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • Acne
  • Agitation
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Backache
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Increased Hunger
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Irritability
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nervousness
  • Pain
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Gain
  • Yawning

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Condition With Symptoms That Resemble Lupus
  • A Disorder With Excess Antidiuretic Hormone Called Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Form Of Mania That Has A Lower Severity Of Symptoms
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Atrioventricular Block, A Type Of Slow Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Damage To The Liver And Inflammation
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diabetes
  • Extrapyramidal Disease, A Type Of Movement Disorder
  • Feelings Of Hostility
  • Fever
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Manic Behavior
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Nosebleed
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma, A Type Of Eye Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Spasms Of Blood Vessels That Supply The Brain
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Torsades De Pointes, A Type Of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A High Prolactin Level
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bloody Urine
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Pain
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Grinding Of The Teeth
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Joint Pain
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Lockjaw
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Numbness
  • Orthostatic Hypotension, A Form Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Tooth Decay
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

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