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could you tell me something positive about sertraline?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Use w/water/solution: Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Sertraline may be taken with or without food. .The liquid form of sertralike sertraline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Useful 4 depression, anxiety, other anxieties.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Just a few: Ssri such as sertraline (zoloft), the drug of choice for the management of depression in elderly patients, especially those with cardiac arrhythmias. The sertraline also tend to be more stimulating and less sedating than the tricyclic antidepressant . As a result, they are usually taken in the morning and not at bedtime. Sertraline has the lowest inhibitory effect on cytochrome p450 enzymes.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) start to become effective?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
4 to 6 weeks: Most antidepressants take several weeks to begin to build up in your system to a therapeutic level.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nausea: Nausea is common, but usually subsides after a few weeks. Other common side effects are headache, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation dry mouth, ejaculatory dysfunction, sleepiness.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)? Im on 50mg have been using it for 9 months?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Decrease dose.: Under the supervision of your physician, the best way is to cut the dose in half and do this gradually over a couple of weeks. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it ok to cut the type of pill you are taking in half to get to 25mg for a couple of weeks. After that, you can stop it.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is Zoloft (sertraline) really safe to take? Am is it normal that things seem so intense while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Generally safe, but: Zoloft (sertraline) is used safely and successfully by millions of people. But all drugs have potential risks and side-effects. Things may seem "intense" because your depression is lifting (a good effect), or because the zoloft is agitating you or making you restless, which are common side-effects. Talk to your prescribing doctor to sort it out. "intensity" isn't required for it to work.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What r side fx of zoloft (sertraline)?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
SSRIs: Zoloft or sertraline commonly results in nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation within the first several weeks, but these should go away. Other side effects (less common) include sexual side effects (decreased interest, inability to have an orgasm), increased thoughts of suicide in those 25 and younger, blurred vision, abnormal bleeding among others.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The most important question is what side effects are you having?? Most medications cause few and fleeting side effects in most patients, but anything can happen with any one patient and any one medication. Talk with your doctor if you believe you are having side effects.
Mar 31, 2012

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