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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Overview)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Overview)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Citalopram or sertraline?

Citalopram or sertraline?

SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression etc. Take care. ...Read more

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How exactly am i supposed to feel after being on 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two months?Also is it okay to exercise and lift vigorously on ritalin?

How exactly am i supposed to feel after being on 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two months?Also is it okay to exercise and lift vigorously on ritalin?

Symptoms control: The goal of taking medication is to control symptoms. I would go with the checklist that originally lead you to take medications and see if those symptoms have improved. Continue to find right dose or medication until you see significant improvement or noticeable change. If you are not sure if you have felt change, probably medication is not working. ...Read more

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Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

This question is: not making sense. Please consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon! ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin. Can I take adderall?

Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin.  Can I take adderall?

If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

Talk to your doctor: First, it is not a good idea to flush meds down the toilet due to filtration and sanitation concerns. It is best to have your physician's office, pharmacy or the police station dispose of them properly. As far as discontinuing zoloft (sertraline) on your own, i would strongly recommend that you speak with your doctor about your concerns with yhe med. ...Read more

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not advised, due to zoloft (sertraline) being transmitted in breast milk, hence possible side-effects to baby. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) effective?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) effective?

DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd. ...Read more

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Can remeron bi taking with Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)?

Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to help with sleep, or to increase appetite. If this works, the Zoloft (sertraline) may be able to be weaned off. Good luck! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used Zoloft (sertraline) while pregnant and had problems?

Zoloft (sertraline): We discuss risks & benefits of taking medications during pregnancy, especially during first trimester. If zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely needed during that time, the minimum effective dose is recommended, with more frequent followup visits, both with us & also with the ob/gyn are in order. So far, no complications are reported. ...Read more

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There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at increased risk of seizures. It sounds like you must have a difficult case of depression and anxiety and I suggest you talk with you doctor about a better combination. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are both antidepressants and you should be on one or the other ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) effective for OCD and social anxiety together ?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) effective for OCD and social anxiety together ?

Yes it is: Zoloft (sertraline) is used for treatment of depression, ocd, ptsd and sad. Zoloft (sertraline) is a great ssri medication with some side effects. Check with your physician for "risks and rewards". ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more