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When should i take my sertraline (zoloft)?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Charles Barnhart answered

Specializes in

Depends: Sertraline makes some people drowsy. For them, it should be taken at night. Others feel it has a caffeine effect; for them it's a morning pill. Either way, the drug lasts all day, so in terms of depression or anxiety treatment, it doesn't matter.

Answered 12/8/2013


Dr. Robert Olsen answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Every day: The time it of day for sertraline doesn't matter unless it causes sleepiness (take at night) or restlessnes (take in daytime. If you take other medications or vitamins, take the sertraline with them so that there is a pattern that's easy to remember. Sertraline, like all antidepressants, takes time to begin to have an effect, and needs daily dosing to maintain an effect. Sporadic doses=>failure.

Answered 5/13/2016



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