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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 26 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.
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Dr. Jacqueline Bartlett
51 years experience
There r many possibl: Headache, nausea, weight gain, sedation, agitation, the list is long of potential side effects of zoloft (sertraline). The important thing if you or someone you care about is taki;ng this medication, is to report any changes that occur. Sometimes a side effect can be so rare that it does not get noted until someone finally reports it. It is important to listen to your own body and mind.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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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What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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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.
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Serotonin syndrome: Sweating and feeling bad. The other concern is why would anyone feel compelled to snort zoloft (sertraline)?
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What were the usual side effects of sertraline?

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GI & Sexual: There are some s/e, like loose stool, that are just temporary (for the 1st week or so) as your body adapts. Others, like sexual dysfunction (if it should occur) can be pretty persistent. The important thing to keep in mind is that no 2 people are the same.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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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 19 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!
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