A 28-year-old male asked:
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Has anybody died off of using the drug Zoloft (sertraline)? And if so what was the major reason why?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Scattered cases reported with any antidepressant, with main causes being sudden death from heart issues, to suicides to unknown cause. I routinely order essential lab workup, monitor heart status, & assess for suicidality prior to starting antidepressants.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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