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A 39-year-old female asked:

my boyfriend & i are trying to get pregnant. i'm on zoloft (sertraline) & my doc is having me get off it slowly; 1 pill every other day for a month & then 1 pill every 3rd day until gone. does this sound reasonable?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes, it's great.: It's best to taper off the zoloft (sertraline) and your doctor has an excellent plan.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): You did not mention the dose, but if your doctor recommends it, u should be fine. Just inform your doctor of any changes, and congratulations in advance.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No: Tapering off SSRI antidepressants is not done by stretching out the time between doses, it's done by gradually decreasing the daily dose. Taking a Zoloft (sertraline) (of any usual dose, say 50 or 100 mg) every 3 days may lead to a cycle of repeated withdrawals 1-2 days after each dose. (This doesn't apply to Prozac due to its long half-life, but it does to Zoloft (sertraline).) Talk to your doc about taking less daily.

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