ZOLOFT Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • 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 i

  • problems with ejaculation
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • nausea
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • agitation
    • a change in vision
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • indigestion
    • constipation
    • hair loss
    • acne
    • backache
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • muscle pain
    • pain
    • weight gain
    • increased hunger
    • vomiting

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
    • diabetes
    • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • manic behavior
    • a form of mania that has a lower severity of symptoms
    • suicidal thoughts
    • feelings of hostility
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
    • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
    • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
    • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
    • high blood pressure
    • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
    • rapid ventricular heartbeat
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • slow heartbeat
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • spasms of blood vessels that supply the brain
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • bleeding
    • liver failure
    • damage to the liver and inflammation
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • acute kidney failure
    • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • itching
    • hives
    • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • seizures
    • fever
    • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
    • a skin rash
    • nosebleed
    • high blood sugar
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • pancreatitis
    • painful and involuntary movement of the eyes called oculogyric crisis

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • grinding of the teeth
    • nightmares
    • hyperactive behavior
    • blurred vision
    • dilated pupils
    • ringing in the ears
    • pulmonary hypertension
    • bruising under the skin
    • widening of blood vessels
    • tooth decay
    • bloody urine
    • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
    • breast pain
    • bleeding not related to menstrual period
    • a problem with menstrual periods
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • skin discoloration
    • joint pain
    • muscle spasm
    • fainting
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • numbness
    • visible water retention
    • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
    • excessive thirst
    • yawning
    • difficulty swallowing
    • involuntary leakage of urine
    • nervousness
    • anxious feelings
    • fast heartbeat

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