A 56-year-old female asked:
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taking 12.5 mg zoloft (sertraline) for 16 days...how do i taper off of it?

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Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your doctor: 12.5 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is a really small dose already, so I'm guessing that maybe your doctor wanted to start you on a low dose and gradually adjust it as needed to control your symptoms. You should never ask a friend or look on the internet (even if it's a MD you're talking to) when it comes to discontinuing medication. It is important that you keep your doctor in the loop in regards to meds!
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: See the physician that prescribed the Zoloft (sertraline) to you in order to determine why you would like to taper off of it as well as the safest way to do so. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a697048.html
Answered on Sep 9, 2014

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