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A 20-year-old male asked:

i have depression/anxiety. been on zoloft for 6 months, started 100mg and now at 50mg. since lowering, stress/depression have increased.increase dose?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Ask your prescriber: who may have another option according to your case, best wishes

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