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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
10 years experience in Hospital-based practice
A bit of time: Around 6 weeks. Therapeutic dose is an estimate based off population standards, so if you're a dwarf or a giant it may vary somewhat.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Nope, lowest is 25mg. Tablets , unless u try the liquid form.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Usual therapeutic dose for zoloft (sertraline) ranges from 50 to 200 mg per day.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Result dependant: It is always recommended to use the lowest therapeutic dose of an y medication, so every person can be different. "usual" adult doses can range form ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Depend for what : For anxiety or depression it is used in diff strengths.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
No: There is not a 1:1 relationship between doses of zoloft (sertraline) and prozac. Zoloft (sertraline) doses range from 25 to 200mg whereas Prozac rang ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Lexapro (escitalopram) affects serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that modulates mood as well as anxiety. Lowering the dose of Lexapro (escit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Lamictal dose: depends on weight, use of other meds . Typically 100-125 mg twice a day. Be sure to follow titration schedule of physician. Too rapid a titration incr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the fu ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends : 100mg Sertraline could be high for one patient and not for another. The dosage of medication used is dependent on many factors. Talk to your doctor ab ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmaci ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There is a moderate: Drug interaction (potential). When venalfaxine ; diazepam are taken together it can ^ side effects like v concentration, dizziness or sedation. Howe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) is better for social anxiety than Prozac and not a problem with ritalin
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Not how it works: That is not how medications or doses are decided upon. Your physician who knows you best, has the responsibility to determine the treatment. Remember ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Unlikely: Good question. No blood level effects between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin that I could find.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Curious about why: the combo of zoloft and effexor (venlafaxine). Both can increase serotonin levels. Although we classically think of serotonergic syndrome occurring w ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Need to know: The condition being treated. If you could resubmit with that information than we would be able to answer the question. Thank you.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) can be a treatment for anxiety problems but it is not necessarily the treatment of choice. Social anxiety often has psychological f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends.: Some people may be very sensitive to low doses of meds, especially if you have liver disease or your liver enzymes are slow metabolizers of drugs. You ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Newest are cleanest: Each new generation of SSRIs is supposedly cleaner than originals. Lexapro or Celexa may be worth trying. Also, Paxil (paroxetine) is less activati ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Some people may have an adequate response to 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) but many will require 20mg or more.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
If your doc advises: Can be taken but you need medical supervision
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can ca ... Read More

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