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100 Mg Zoloft
How long does 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) takes to help. I have been taking for one and half month.
4 weeks.: Usually best benefit is seen at the 4 week mark. ...Read more
Ask your MD first.: Start Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg and stop Zoloft. Wait 2 weeks. If you need higher dose go up to 30. There are differences in 5HT receptor activity. Also differ with histamine, Dopamine and Noradrenergic activity. Take the Paxil (paroxetine) in the morning as it tends to be "activating" Watch for allergy (as you would with any new med) also watch for serotonergic syndrome (muscle stiffness, elevated BP, HR, temp, confusion) ...Read more
I take Zoloft (sertraline) and Fluanxol from a week. 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and 1 mg Fluanxol and I get convulsions. Is this sth to worry about?
Contact doctor ASAP: Zoloft, (sertraline) an antidepressant, and Fluanxol, an antipsychotic, can both potentially lower the seizure threshold in susceptible patients. It appears you are also on Tobramycin, an antibiotic. Altogether, the combination may make you more prone to untoward side effects. Recommend you notify your doctor at once. All the best. ...Read more
Are 50 mg 2x a day of Zoloft (sertraline) and 20 mg of ritalin 3x a day a safe combination? So a total of 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) + 60 mg ritalin a day. Safe ?
Unclear: Nothing is certain in medicine. You are young and i presume otherwise healthy so it is probably ok. However, i would make sure the diagnoses are correct! have a good battery of psychological testing and perhaps neurologic testing to confirm adhd. Check geisinger or temple or u of penn or jefferson or univ of pitt. Or john hopkins. Ekg should be done. Most importantly are they helping? Any side eff. ...Read more
I was on 20 mg of lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 years and just quit cold turkey Friday, can I switch to 100 mg Zoloft right away?
Transition: Everyone responds differently to going off ssris, and some people are fine with one and not with another. Both of the meds you are talking about selectively inhibit serotonin, so in essence, you are doing the same thing with one medication as the other, so you are really not going off anything cold turkey. Your doctor who prescribed it should know what is appropriate for you. ...Read more
How we can safetly switch from the combo (100 mg ZOLOFT + 150 mg WELLBUTRIN (bupropion) XL) daily to the combo (50 mg ZOLOFT + 300 mg WELLBUTRIN (bupropion) XL) daily ?
Who are 'We'?: Is one of the 'We' your Dr? If not - it should be. And then, your Dr is the one to take responsibility for this transition. Psych meds are not a good DIY project. Find professional guidance. Best! ...Read more
Went from 50 to 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) 2 weeks ago. Dropped klonopin from .5 to .25 on thursday. Now i can't sleep &have more anxiety. Is it from Zoloft (sertraline) or klono?
Talk to your doctor: That is the challenge with two simultaneous dosage changes. My intuition leads me to believe that it could be the Clonazepam reduction however increases in antidepressants are also known to promote insomnia in the context of a promotion of a manic state. In my experience sertraline is more sedating and so it would be unusual for it to interfere with sleep but not unheard of. Talk with your md. ...Read more
How easy to taper off or wean off 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) /day after 6 weeks of usage? What protocol to use?
Taper off slowly: My best advice for you is to check with your doctor because he or she knows your condition. Best. But you should be able to taper your med to 50 mg a day for 2 weeks, then take every other day for 2 more weeks to see if you are ready to get off med. Since there is no dependency with zoloft (sertraline). Again chectk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently started taking 40 mg vyvance along with 100 mg zoloft (sertraline). My depression has gotten alot more intense. Is this normal?
No: Review meds and how you feel with prescribing doctor. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can worsen depression. Discuss lowering dose and stopping Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to see if this helps. You may need alternative med depending on reason for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i take 1, 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) every morning. Is it safe if i drink alcohol later on in the day?
No more than 1/d: I tell my patients to. Have no more than one drink a day with the ssri class of drugs because I have observed impulsive suicide attempts in people having up to two drinks per day. Alcohol is a universal solvent and i suspect that it somehow renders the ssri effect void for up to 72 hours if more than i is taken. The people who overdosed were surprised that they had.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for a safe combo, antipsychotic with 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily - slightly sensitive liver cannot take lithium or Depakote (dizziness, low bp)?
Abilify (aripiprazole) both: Augments the antidepressant effect of zoloft and treats the psychosis. I would start there. Dose will need to be slightly lowered because zoloft can raise Abilify (aripiprazole) levels. I also find that it has very good results in ptsd. My Next Choice would be seroquel. Discuss dosing with your psychiatrist and make sure you are definitely not bipolar. ...Read more
Was on 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Low fever 99.4, excessive sweating diarrhea general "weird" feeling. Dc two days ago cold turkey per md. Normal sx?
That depends: The maximum recommended dose is 200mg but everyone responds to medication differently and the benefits of the medication must be weighed against the side effects. I would not be concerned with the absolute dosage as much as i would be about (1) how well is it treating what it's supposed to be treating and (2) how tolerable is the medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking 100 mg of zoloft been on it for 3 months.Has worked but lately feel like it has stipped working. I am not my usual self still. Should i give i,?
Meds aren't needed: for a cold. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer