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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, hence produces elevation in serotonin levels which produce reduction in symptoms of depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) have a ne?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) have a ne?

Negative Effects- ye: Is ne like se? (i.e., negative effect). Common zoloft side effects include: nausea, v appetite, loose bowel movements, sexual dysfunction, insomnia or feeling more sleepy, ^ sweating, tremor, feeling anxious (initially). Check this site for a more comprehensive list: http://depression.About.Com/od/sertraline/a/zoloft-side-effects.Htm. ...Read more

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What r side fx of zoloft (sertraline)?

What r side fx of zoloft (sertraline)?

SSRIs: Zoloft or sertraline commonly results in nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation within the first several weeks, but these should go away. Other side effects (less common) include sexual side effects (decreased interest, inability to have an orgasm), increased thoughts of suicide in those 25 and younger, blurred vision, abnormal bleeding among others. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

Zoloft (sertraline) and itchy: We can be allergic to any chemicals that we take, from skin product to pills. Itchy is the main allergic reaction to anything. But itchy is not know of as a "side effect" from zoloft (sertraline). Any redness on the skin where it itch? How long does it last of been happening? Does it get worse?Had you taken zoloft (sertraline) before then take it again? You can also react to the chemical that makes the pill, not zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can you cut Zoloft (sertraline) in half?

Can you cut Zoloft (sertraline) in half?

Yes : But depends on what dose you want to take, also as long as you are aware that cutting the dose may put you at risk of relapsing to depression. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) affect eyesight?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) affect eyesight?

Yes but ....: more often than not the eye problems are due to something else. Best have the eye doctor have a look. (refraction, tonometry and a good look at the back of the eye ) If then it is thought that the medication may be contributing, the prescribing physician should be made aware and allowed to participate in any proposed change in medication. ...Read more

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When should I take my sertraline (zoloft)?

Every day: The time it of day for sertraline doesn't matter unless it causes sleepiness (take at night) or restlessnes (take in daytime. If you take other medications or vitamins, take the sertraline with them so that there is a pattern that's easy to remember. Sertraline, like all antidepressants, takes time to begin to have an effect, and needs daily dosing to maintain an effect. Sporadic doses=>failure. ...Read more

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Can you take ACE with zoloft (sertraline)?

ACE: If you are referring to the weight control formula SABA ACE , then I would not recommend the combination, due to possible effects on liver. ACE contains Chromium, Garcinia Cambogia, Konjac, L-Carnitine, Phenylethylamine, Raspberry Ketone, Saffron extract, Vanadium, Vitamins B6 & B12. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) come in 15mg dose?

No but: Sertraline hydrochloride tablets come in 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 150mg and 200mg strengths. The brand name zoloft comes in 25mg/ 50mg and 100mg strengths. As as dr. Peppas stated earlier there is sertraline hydrochloride oral solution which is 20mg per ml. ...Read more

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What works after Zoloft (sertraline) fails?

What works after Zoloft (sertraline) fails?

Varies: Antidepressant failure for depression would be no response t an adequate dose for 6 to 8 weeks. There are different classes of antidepressants, and while some may respond to an antidepressant in the same class as the one just tried, often it is helpful to try one of a different class. Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be very helpful. Please speak to the your physician regarding options. ...Read more

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What is it like to take zoloft (sertraline)?

What is it like to take zoloft (sertraline)?

Dr Martínez-Irizarry: is right. It is well tolerated in general but possible side effects start right away. Getting the full benefit of the medication - usually takes 4 to 6 weeks once on optimum dose. It is important to know this so that you are patient. It can be helpful for tx of treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you irratable?

Possible.: Zoloft (sertraline) is antidepressant of the ssr familyit can cause irritability, anger, and shakiness. In people with bipolar disorder, nit can activate mania. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you less manly?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you less manly?

Interesting question: I am thinking that the answer would be no. It all depends on what your definition of manly is though. However, if you are referring to erectile dysfunction or sexual side effects including sexual drive, then perhaps there could be a negative impact to the introduction of sertraline. ...Read more

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What to be aware of about zoloft (sertraline)?

What to be aware of about zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. Some adverse effects include nausea, headaches, irritability & occasionally weight changes. It is advised to be taken with food. ...Read more

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Can I mix 5-hyp with Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg?

Can I mix 5-hyp with Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg?

If you mean 5-HTP or: 5-Hydroxytryptophan, using 5-hydroxytryptophan together with sertraline is generally not recommended. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20028946). It is best to consult your prescriber. Best regards. ...Read more

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When is best time to take zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): With meals, on full stomach, usually with breakfast & dinner, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more