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What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nausea: Nausea is common, but usually subsides after a few weeks. Other common side effects are headache, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation dry mouth, ejaculatory dysfunction, sleepiness.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Ones pts complain ab: Queasy stomach diarrhea delayed ejaculation anorgasmia restlessness.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How common is it to get side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Common: Side effects are common early on & most often diminish over time (a week or 2). If they are serious, fail to diminish, or are intolerable, then contact your prescriber immediately for instructions & consideration of alternative medication. See comment below.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Provided original answer
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out; agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

What are the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A #: Common side effects of zoloft (sertraline) can include but are not limited to change in sexual desire/ ejaculation, GI upset, loose bowel movements, headaches, drowsiness, gas, insomnia, decreased appetite, dry mouth. Serotonin syndrome would be a serious problem (fever, confusion, loose stools, restlessness, agitation, etc.). There are also potential problems in pregnancy.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the immediate side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Variable: Maybe none. Some people can get a little sedated. Other common side effects include nausea, headache, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation, tremor, decreased appetite, increased anxiety, or decrease in libido or other sexual side effects.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can you have dangerous side effects from Zoloft (sertraline) ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) can have : Side effects. (In fact, all medications can have side effects). Sertraline, an SSRI may result in mild side effects that include GI side effects, ejaculatory dysfunction, headache, dry mouth. Rarely, more serious side effects including suicidality, mania, seizures, hyponatremia can occur. Talk with ur MD about the expected risks/benefits & side effects of sertraline in ur particular case. be well!
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. Some adverse effects include nausea, headaches, irritability & occasionally weight changes. It is advised to be taken with food.

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