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Sertraline is supposed to have few cardiac risks but i get lots of pvcs and palpitations since starting it is this normal

A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not normal: All ssris have risk for cardiac side effects though lower risk than some other antidepressants. Celexa (citalopram) is thought to have a greater risk ... Read More
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
No: Talk with your doctor. This can happen with sertraline, but it also can be due to some other medical problem; either way, this needs to be addressed... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Bariatrics 45 years experience
Zoloft/ palpitations: At least 1 in 100 people taking Zoloft (sertraline) will experience palpitations so you could be having more on the drug. To determine the significanc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Echo: When cardiac mechanical function and structure are normal, the risk of cardiac arrest is low unless there is an associated ischemic or metabolic probl... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Low : But full evaluation, of heart endocrine thyroid is important.
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Understand the terms: At 23, possibility of cardiac arrest is remote even with family history. SINUS TACHYCARDIA is a rapid, otherwise normal beat. SINUS ARRYTHMIA refers t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Don't double-up: Try to find a more fool-proof method to remember your medication, but do not take another dose unless it is only a few hours late. Missing one dose sh... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
PVCs sertraline: Sertraline can alter the QT interval and is known as proarrhythmic, your report thus is explicable in the absence of other factors such as electrolyte... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Not likely: especially the tiny amounts you sre taking
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Anxiety: Sorry but there isn't enough information about you to advise you other than to consult your Doctor who prescribed your zoloft (sertraline). You may be... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zia Khan
Dr. Zia Khananswered
Cardiology 35 years experience
Probably very low: But a lot depends on family history of sudden death and any more malignant arrythmias. You may want to have an event monitor placed and get an excerc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
Pain Management 46 years experience
It's possible: Yes, zoloft (sertraline) may sometimes cause palpitations. It may also be toxic to your liver. There are better and safer medications for depression... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Cfollowup: certainly, notify your cardiologist; however,it seems that you are more concerned with even having pvcs and/or apcs and it is casusing anxiety. I sugg... Read More

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