A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for the side effects of sertraline (zoloft) to go away?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline) side effects: Refer to my answer above on cymbalta (duloxetine).
Answered on Jun 23, 2012
Dr. Tracey Marks
24 years experience Psychiatry
Days to weeks: I generally advise patients if they have side effects to give it a few days up to a week to see if it will subside. Of course this depends on the side effects. The most common with zoloft (sertraline) and meds in it's class is gastrointestinal. So if a person has terrible diarrhea, they may not be able to last more than a day or two before they need to stop the drug. Also, dry mouth tends to stay.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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