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A 17-year-old male asked:

I didn't take my night dose of zoloft (sertraline) & strattera! what can happen?i already didn't see benefit on meds.will this missed dose affect its effectivity?

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Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Probably not: One missed dose of either of these is typically not a problem. However, for zoloft (sertraline) to work, it needs to be taken daily in order to reach a certain level and stay there so set an alarm on ur phone if u have one to remind u. If u haven't seen a benefit yet, u may not have been on the meds long enough yet or u may need an increased dosage. Let ur prescriber know what's going on.
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Dr. John O'Malley
Child Psychiatry 55 years experience
Not a Problem: Skipping a day in taking these medications will not be a problem. Just take your next scheduled dose. The effectiveness for both drugs will depend on amount of drug and the time it is in the system. Both depend on time to know if they will be effective. Give 4 weeks for both, then ask your doctor if should increase the doses.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2015


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