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Weaning zoloft sertraline

A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 28 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Under med: supervision. Would drop down to 25mg and then d/c.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry 51 years experience
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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Richardson
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
Taper Zoloft (sertraline): Generally, a taper over months with 2-6 weeks between steps is recommended. Yours is a very low dose (25mg). At that dose, it should be possible to ju... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): As directed by your prescribing doctor, depending on your daily dose & how long u have been on it.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Not surprising: While both Zoloft (sertraline) and Prozac are similar (SSRIs), patients often respond differently to the two medicines. So feeling some side effects f... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Baby will be just: Fine if you stay on the zoloft (sertraline). Baby won't have breathing problems. Baby will be better with a happy mom too!!! Relax and enjoy your new ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Ask your doctor: It's best to ask your prescribing doctor how to handle your specific case; we can't practice medicine over the internet. People usually can stop 12.5... Read More

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