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Can you crush zoloft

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Tablet yes cap no: There are two forms of Zoloft (sertraline). The capsule form cannot be crushed but the tablet form can. Your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Nobody knows: Zoloft (sertraline) was not meant to be crushed. This would increase the surface area and absorption rate. Crushed Zoloft (sertraline) and Methampheta... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
I misread your ? : The tablet can be crushed, but not the capsule. Put it in the smallest amt. of applesauce possible to insure she gets the whole dose. The liquid can b... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Yes: Not uncommon for older kids to have trouble swallowing pills due to severe anxiety/OCD. Try crushing tablet and mixing with applesauce or ice cream. D... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
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, phar... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe.: Sertraline is a reasonable drug to consider. It has more than a fair chance of working for you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
See your doctor: Like all antidepressants, it may take 4-6 weeks to feel the full benefit, but you should see at least some benefit within a couple of weeks zoloft can... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Can be a side effect: All medications have side effects, and zoloft (sertraline) is no exception. If you are on an antidepressant that is associated with weight gain, be su... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure what dose u r taking & whether your symptoms started after increasing the dose, but i recommend reviewing those possibilities with your presc... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes, but....: Yes, but, first, you're lucky that you haven't experienced an adverse reaction to doubling your dose. We always advise patients only to change their ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't know: what condition you are being treated for? Don't know how long you have been on this dose? It can take 4 to 6 weeks to get a full response of zoloft (... Read More
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