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A 61-year-old male asked:

Taking zoloft (sertraline) for depression .75 , started at.50, 2 months now, no more depression, can i back it down to .50?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD and Autism 36 years experience
No: Better ask your dr. If 75mg is working fine and 50mg didn't . Not broken don't fix it
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably not: The reason you feel better is that you reached the best dose for you. Discuss this further with your doctor. The most common problem with taking medications is the patient thinks they are better and stops the meds when in actuality they are better only when on the meds. I noticed you are male and use a female moniker. If that is an issue consider seeing a doctor who understands this.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No: It depends on depth of depression and etiology. He needs to be monitored very carefully and it is not a good idea to stop zoloft (sertraline) abruptly. Taking zoloft (sertraline) is not like taking Aspirin for a headache.

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