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is the HCL in the sertraline there to increase stomach acid

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
Why did you take?: Betaine hydrochloride has an interesting history. Betaine hydrochloride used to be included in over-the-counter (OTC) products as a “stomach acidifier ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
YOU NEED: TO BE SEEN AND INVESTIGATIONS NEED TO BE DONE. NOTHING CAN BE SAID WITH YOUR DESCRIPTIO. YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOY HAVE LOW ACID
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Can try apple cider vinegar, or consider finding causes for low stomach acid, including hypothyroidism and food sensitivities, and addressing them.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Indigestion: Too much or too little stomach acid can lead to indigestion. If too much the excess acidity can directly lead to symptoms, however too little stomac ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Sertraline and acet: Both of these can be taken together - should not be a problem.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: All medications should be monitored by a qualified physician.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There is no interaction.
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