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Sertraline

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Caution. : Sam-e is a naturally occuring precursor to serotonin, and taking it can lead to increased levels of serotonin. It is proving to be an effective treat... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Hello. Both sam-e & zoloft (sertraline) increase serotonin levels in the brain. By taking both you could increase your chances of developing a serious... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Talk w/your Dr: They have loosely related effects, so in theory could cause excess effect/side effects. If you are improving, should talk to your dr and decide togeth... Read More
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended: Even though these medicines (and i would consider the sam-e a medicine) work in different ways, they can potentially react and create unwanted side ef... Read More
Dr. Marvin Miller
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Sertraline effective: Sertraline has much more research data to support effectiveness for anxiety and depression. Sam-e has much less support and thus would be the one to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Yes, take it as prescribed by your doctor for what your doctor prescribed it for. Dont drink alcohol with your medications.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft is brand name, sertraline is generic zoloft.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure what ne stands for. Please provide response &will be happy to help.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, hence produces elevation in serotonin levels which produce reduction in symptom... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Lanteri
Specializes in Psychiatry
About a week: Sertraline half life is about one day, meaning the amount of drug in your systems drops by 1/2 each day. So there is 50% left after day 1, 25% after ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Not uncommon: 30% of people taking any antidepressant will not benefit and other drugs will need to be tried.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
SSRIs: Zoloft or sertraline commonly results in nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation within the first several weeks, but these should go away. Oth... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) and itchy: We can be allergic to any chemicals that we take, from skin product to pills. Itchy is the main allergic reaction to anything. But itchy is not know ... Read More

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