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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 38 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 40-year-old member asked:

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.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

What are the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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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A 22-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 20 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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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 34 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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A 46-year-old member asked:

How to tell if I am having too many Zoloft (sertraline) side effects?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Tell provider: If side effects are not tolerable to you - then that may be too much. Please advise your prescribing provider of any medication side effects. Many times people have side effects which they find quite tolerable but if it very problematic that can sometimes be a reason to lower the dose or change the medication.
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