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is zoloft like xanax

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Xanax (alprazolam) is however used as a short term medication and the goal would be to use only the Zoloft on a long term basis because Xanax (alprazo ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: checker indicates potential for mild, clinically insignificant but unspecified interaction. Take care.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft/Xanax: Yes, as prescribed.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Indications: Broadly speaking, Xanax binds to benzodiazepine receptors, and is used for anxiety, and Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for depression. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Its OK: as there are no known drug drug interactions between Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
If prescribed: If your doctor has prescribed xanax, (alprazolam) you can use it as directed. In most cases this will be temporary.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some people may: be a little bit more anxious when they first start zoloft (sertraline) - that will usually pass.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It could be: In my experience as a psychiatrist, weaning from xanax (alprazolam) can be challenging but not impossible. First you need to be sure you have other w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Hello There is a possible interaction with taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Voltaren. There is no contraindication but caution is advised when using th ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: You may take your medications on the day of the prep as well as on the day of the procedure.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Wrong medication: Zoloft (sertraline) is likely the wrong medication for you. Stop taking the zoloft, (sertraline) and the effect should go away on their own.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Within a few days: Zoloft (sertraline) has a half-life of 26 hours, so the dosage adjustment will "kick in" in a few days at most. You don't mention your dosage of Xanax ... Read More
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