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Zoloft Insomnia Side Effects

Zoloft Insomnia Side Effect Reports


The following Zoloft Insomnia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Zoloft or it might take time to develop.



Feeling Abnormal, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Insomnia, Eye Disorder

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression,blood pressure,gout. The patient was prescribed Zoloft (dosage: 25 Mg, Daily), which was started on Jul 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metoprolol (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)
When starting to take Zoloft the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspnoea
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Eye Disorder
These side effects may potentially be related to Zoloft.
Parotitis, Nausea, Vomiting, Insomnia

This Insomnia Zoloft side effect was reported by a pharmacist from FR on Jan 21, 2014. A Female , 14 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zoloft. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Parotitis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
. Zoloft dosage: 25 Mg, 1x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Confusional State, Disturbance In Attention, Insomnia, Headache, Breast Swelling, Feeling Abnormal, Paraesthesia, Pain, Musculoskeletal Stiffness

This is a Zoloft side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Zoloft (dosage:NA, start time: 1994), combined with:
  • Risperdal
  • Risperolol
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Confusional State
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Breast Swelling
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Paraesthesia
  • Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Stiffness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zoloft treatment in female patients suffering from depression, resulting in Insomnia.

Fatigue, Insomnia, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Pollakiuria, Sexual Dysfunction, Libido Decreased, Ejaculation Disorder, Urticaria

A 78-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Zoloft treatment (dosage: 100 Mg, Daily) on 201206. Soon after starting Zoloft treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Paraesthesia
  • Pruritus
  • Pollakiuria
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Libido Decreased
  • Ejaculation Disorder
  • Urticaria
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zoloft side effects, such as Insomnia.
Anxiety, Fatigue, Apathy, Insomnia, Irritability, Nervousness, Myalgia, Negative Thoughts, Asthenia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Zoloft on Nov 08, 2013. Patient felt the following Zoloft side effects: anxiety, fatigue, apathy, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, myalgia, negative thoughts, asthenia Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zoloft dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Decreased Interest, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty, Disturbance In Attention, Abdominal Discomfort, Nervousness

This report suggests a potential Zoloft Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zoloft (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Zoloft the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Decreased Interest
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nervousness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zoloft demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Crying, Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 07, 2013 by a male taking Zoloft (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 30 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zoloft side effects: crying, anxiety, decreased interest, depressed mood, asthenia, fatigue, apathy, psychiatric symptom, insomnia. Additional medications/treatments:
Depressed Mood, Fatigue, Asthenia, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty, Disturbance In Attention

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zoloft (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zoloft, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depressed Mood
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Disturbance In Attention
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Pain, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia

This is a Zoloft side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zoloft (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Interest
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
This opens a possibility that Zoloft could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Crying, Anxiety, Fatigue, Apathy, Insomnia, Tension, Asthenia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 31, 2013. A female patient from US , 30 years of age, was treated with Zoloft. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zoloft side effects: crying, anxiety, fatigue, apathy, insomnia, tension, asthenia. Zoloft dosage: Unk. These side effects may potentially be related to Zoloft.
Anxiety, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Disturbance In Attention, Phobia, Negative Thoughts

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zoloft (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zoloft the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Phobia
  • Negative Thoughts
These side effects may potentially be related to Zoloft.
Decreased Interest, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty, Disturbance In Attention

This Insomnia Zoloft side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 31, 2013. A Female , 30 years of age, was treated with Zoloft. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Decreased Interest
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Disturbance In Attention
. Zoloft dosage: Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Pain, Headache, Apathy, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness

This is a Zoloft side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zoloft (dosage:Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Apathy
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zoloft treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Insomnia.
Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Pain, Apathy, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness

A 30-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Zoloft treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Zoloft treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Interest
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Apathy
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zoloft side effects, such as Insomnia.
Anxiety, Decreased Interest, Depressed Mood, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness, Feeling Guilty

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Zoloft on Oct 31, 2013. After Zoloft was administered, patient encountered several Zoloft side effects: anxiety, decreased interest, depressed mood, apathy, psychiatric symptom, insomnia, feelings of worthlessness, feeling guilty Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zoloft dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia

This report suggests a potential Zoloft Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Zoloft (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Zoloft the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zoloft demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Crying, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 31, 2013 by a male taking Zoloft (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 30 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zoloft side effects: crying, anxiety, depressed mood, asthenia, fatigue, apathy, psychiatric symptom, insomnia. Additional medications/treatments:
Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Headache, Insomnia, Irritability, Abdominal Discomfort, Nervousness

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zoloft (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zoloft, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Nervousness
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Crying, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Asthenia, Fatigue, Apathy, Psychiatric Symptom, Insomnia, Feelings Of Worthlessness

This is a Zoloft side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zoloft (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Crying
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed Mood
  • Asthenia
  • Fatigue
  • Apathy
  • Psychiatric Symptom
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings Of Worthlessness
This opens a possibility that Zoloft could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Panic Attack, Insomnia, Feeling Abnormal

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 31, 2013. A patient from US , 74 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zoloft. Patient felt the following Zoloft side effects: panic attack, insomnia, feeling abnormal. Zoloft dosage: 50 Mg, 1x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Zoloft.
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Zoloft Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the symptoms of Insomnia?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What are the types of Insomnia?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who gets Insomnia?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Zoloft Insomnia Reviews

Thu, 04 Mar 2010

Zoloft has been fantastic in helping with my anxiety issues. The biggest side effect I have noticed is an increase in bowel movements and constant thirst. Both side effects are tolerated because it helps me so much.

Fri, 24 Feb 2012

Overdose of Zoloft can cause severe reactions and serotonin syndrome is one of the life-threatening situations. Death can also result from Zoloft overdose. People who have lost someone due to Zoloft have filed a Zoloft lawsuit.

Sun, 28 Nov 2010

HORRIBLE stomach cramps. couldn't even walk. also, MAJOR diarhea.

Fri, 14 May 2010
Can Zoloft trigger Homicidal Ideation in a 10yr boy caught in the middle of hostile divorce?
Mon, 10 May 2010
I've been taking Zoloft for a number of years. I did not have any problems to begin with but now I have so many issues with bowel problems, terrible skin condition and am unable to lose weight. I have become gluten intolerant and various spices where once I could eat anything without any problems.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010
Jen - it's more likely you have PCOS than the Zoloft doing those things to you. Get checked out for that.
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