U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Los Angeles, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

This morning i took an iron pill and zoloft (sertraline) at the same time, also i just started my period my upper stomach hurts. can u mix those two pills together?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Iron supplements: Your stomach hurting may come from taking the iron supplement on an empty stomach. Iron supplements can irritate the stomach, making it best to take them with food. This could help with tolerating zoloft (sertraline) also, and the plasma level will be higher than if taken on an empty stomach. There's no interaction between iron and zoloft (sertraline); they're safe together.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Iron/zoloft: Mixture is ok but both are recommended to be taken on full stomach.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 13, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.