A 24-year-old female asked:
I was prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for my anxiety and depression. and. that pill didn't help at all. what other medications can i talk to my dr about taking ins.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Many choices: If this is your first try at mood maintenance meds, you have many good medicines for a next try: lexapro, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine). Be sure to give each medicine a decent try - at leat a month. If you have an intolerance, hang in there and give the medicine a full month to "percolate" in your system. Be careful, though, this whole group has a possibility of sexual side effects (decreased libido or climax).
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
What was your dose?: How long were you on it? Patience is required for SSRI medications. We start you at a low dose and then increase the dose. Once you are at the right dose, it may still take another 2 to 6 weeks to get a full response. I am wondering if you are wanting to quit taking zoloft without having an adequate trial.
248 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 13, 2018
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