A 47-year-old member asked:
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afraid to take zoloft (sertraline) because of the side effects.. is there any other alternative?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives to zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) and those chosen depend on what your doctor is trying to treat. Zoloft (sertraline) has many ssri cousins. Also there are non-pharmaceutical ways to help anxiety & depression, 2 of the most common reasons zoloft (sertraline) might be prescribed. Discuss your fear with your physician, and work with him/her about your treatment.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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