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how to wean off zoloft 50mg

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): 50mg is low dose. If taken for anxiety, you can taper by 25mg for a week, then half that for another week. If taken for depression, taper every 3 days ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Bojrab
28 years experience Psychiatry
Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle ache ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Under med: supervision. Would drop down to 25mg and then d/c.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Ask your doc: If it was your physician who recommended that you wean from the medication then it should be your physician to tell you exactly how to do that but if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
51 years experience Psychiatry
Get tablets: If you are having trouble weaning off 25 mg zoloft, (sertraline) you may be a slow metabolizer. Check with your doctor. Otherwise, skip a capsule ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
There are different: ways to do this. It is better to see your doctor who knows your medical history. I hope this helps. For more answer make a virtual appointment at www. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
43 years experience Psychiatry
Start Lexapro (escitalopram): While still on the zoloft . I usually have someone start on a small dose of the Lexapro (escitalopram) and increase it gradually while at the same ti ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I don't want to take: The place of your physician. Your physician knows how long you have been on zoloft (sertraline). So follow his or her advice. There is more than one w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
28 years experience Neurology
Why tapering?: You should talk to the doctor who prescribed it first, to make sure you don't still need the medication to control any symptoms. Otherwise, to taper, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
None: If you were helped by it anxiety ;depression--discontinuance sx are flu like sx dizziness but i doubt you'll have any problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
33 years experience Psychiatry
Neither: If you're asking the healthtap panel, maybe you're not asking the person who prescribed zoloft (sertraline). We can offer hypothetical answers, but o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Consult your doc: Please consult with the doctor who prescribed this medication. Exercise may obviate the need to take the medication. For good health - Have a diet ric ... Read More

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