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difference between sertraline and sertraline hcl

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Sertraline HCl just describes the molecule that sertraline is attached to to make it stable (in this case hydrogen chloride).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Sertraline : Sertraline hcl is the name of the compound in the tablet. When you take the tablet, the hcl part is cleaved off and you are left with sertraline in yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Same medication: Sertraline is a shortened version of sertraline hcl.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Bronicel
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: No.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: All medications should be monitored by a qualified physician.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not recommended: I wouldn't recommend use of any additional substances -- including alcohol -- if you have anxiety and/or are getting used to a new medication (like se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: This all depends on your particular health status, doses involved, and what you are being treated for. Please consult with your treating physician.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Medication timing: You can absolutely take it at 6pm. The key with sertraline is to take it at the same time every day.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That can happen.: Especially when you are getting used to the medication. Taking it in the morning may help.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: There is no interaction.
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