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A 33-year-old female asked:

If zoloft 62mg wasn't very effective would going up to 75mg work better? tried paxil (paroxetine) before and 20mg helped. need safest option for breastfeeding.

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Dr. Eloise Potenza
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Increase is OK: 62mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is unusual as typically this is prescribed in increments of 25mg. Zoloft (sertraline) is considered a relatively safe drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The difference between 62 and 75 is minimal, but if you are experiencing depression, try the increase, with consult with your OB/GYB. You cannot equate effective dosages between medications as their metabolic rate is different.

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Last updated Apr 25, 2016

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