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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
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
36 years experience Neurology
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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
44 years experience Psychiatry
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
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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
36 years experience Psychiatry
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
48 years experience Family Medicine
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 Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
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
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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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