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A 37-year-old female asked:

I'm currently taking zoloft (sertraline) 200mgs for about 7 years. i've tried all the older ssri's. are there new meds coming out for chronic depression?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: There are numerous other antidepressants available that can be used in place of or in combination with zoloft in order to lower the dose. Cymbals, ability, Effexor (venlafaxine) xr just to name a few. Your dr is your best advisor as to which way to go.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
YES!!! ASK YOUR DOC: There are loads of new medications for depression sincle zoloft which was one of the original ssri meds. The questionis however do you need a new antidepressant because the zoloft no longer is effective? No need to trade if it still does the job. That being said, if zolft always helped i would encourage you to augment and try to bbost it back up again like with the addtion possibly of wellbutrin (bupropion).

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