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A 38-year-old female asked:

does sertraline prolong qt? i have read conflicting reports. qtc 474.palpitations. pcp says not a concern. extremely worried! cardiologist appt mon.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Sertraline DOES NOT prolong the QT interval. Here's the full prescribing information:http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=517 Your QTc is mildly prolonged. You're wise to avoid drugs that prolong it - you're smart! Your potassium and magnesium should be checked and your family history evaluated. Unless you pass out, no treatment is indicated.

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Last updated Feb 15, 2015

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