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Lebanon
A 17-year-old male asked:

can ritalin affect the working speed of zoloft (sertraline) ? i mean will a person taking ritalin with zoloft (sertraline) need more time to see benefit ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
See below: Depends on what the zoloft (sertraline) is treating - a stimulant like Ritalin can increase anxiety and this could interfere with the anxiety-reducing role of zoloft (sertraline).

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Idaho Falls, ID
A 23-year-old male asked:

If i get put on ritalin and Zoloft (sertraline) are these for life?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Meds for life: It depends if depression is recurring and affecting the life you may have to stay on meds longer with combination of therapy and meds it can be reduced and less doses needed.Goal is you build up skills to deal with the stress your response is not affecting your life too much and can handle it a healthy positive way.

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Last updated May 1, 2016

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