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My son can't swallow a Zoloft (sertraline) be crushed?

My son can't swallow a Zoloft (sertraline) be crushed?

Tablet yes cap no: There are two forms of Zoloft (sertraline). The capsule form cannot be crushed but the tablet form can. Your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid form for your son if the capsule is your only option. Be sure to follow the directions of his doctor for dosing adjustments and be sure to keep all appointments for follow up while he is being treated with this medication. ...Read more

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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Aren't they using the terms dementia and Alzheimer's interchangeably these days?

Aren't they using the terms dementia and Alzheimer's interchangeably these days?

Some people seem to: Alzheimers is a type of dementia, probably now the most common, seems to be increasing , along with all other inflammation related illnesses-some suggestion it is related to chronic herpes virus infection that is really pervasive . There are specific criteria for alzh. And other types of dementia, neurologist referal indicated. ...Read more

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Can't Zoloft (sertraline) make u sweat very badly even at night and resemble lymphoma sweats?

Can't Zoloft (sertraline) make u sweat very badly even at night and resemble lymphoma sweats?

Zoloft (sertraline) sweats: The whole class of ssri medications (including prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) etc.) can cause night sweats, particularly as you are stopping or reducing the medication. Paxil (paroxetine) is the worst offender in this group. Some patients have this symptom even while taking the medication. Usually it will go away after a few weeks. ...Read more

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When i haven't taken my Zoloft (sertraline) in 2 + days (rarely happens that i skip) why does it cause me headaches?

When i haven't taken my Zoloft (sertraline) in 2 + days (rarely happens that i skip) why does it cause me headaches?

Withdrawal symptom: When you miss your zoloft (sertraline) dose, you could be experiencing some withdrawal (or what the drug companies call "discontinuation") effects -- which can include headache. I'm glad you rarely skip your doses for 2+ days. ...Read more

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Why can't I take oxyelite pro while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)? I'm in medical field so complicated answer is okay

Why can't I take oxyelite pro while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)? I'm in medical field so complicated answer is okay

Unregulated: All supplements are unregulated by fda, so they can put 'pro' and 'awesome' and whatever you want to hear to get excited and spend money, but the fact is there are things they can put that do work, and are dangerous. I see kidney stones, heart, liver and other problems that come from muscle and energy supplements. So with or without zoloft, (sertraline) i wouldn't recommend that stuff. ...Read more

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Can't remember for the life of me if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) this morning. I'm on 100 mg. Should I risk double dosing or skip it?

Can't remember for the life of me if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) this morning. I'm on 100 mg. Should I risk double dosing or skip it?

Can count pills: On the bottle it should list the day it was filled and the rate at which you are supposed to take it (once or twice a day). You can then count the number of pills left and decide whether you have taken the right number of pills. Also, one extra or fewer dose of Zoloft (sertraline) is not going to throw you into a toxic state. ...Read more

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My husband's mom had alzheimer's he is 72 & is starting to make up stories that aren't true, should I be concerned about early onset alzheimer's?

My husband's mom had alzheimer's he is 72 & is starting to make up stories that aren't true, should I be concerned about early onset alzheimer's?

Maybe: There are several conditions that can result in telling stories (unintentional lying). The best way to know for sure is to have him evaluated by a physician (primary, psychiatry, neurology, or geriatrics). There are tests that can narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Is dementia/Alzheimer's a disease of modern times or always been around. I don't ever want to get it when I'm old anything I can do to lower risk?

Is dementia/Alzheimer's a disease of modern times or always been around. I don't ever want to get it when I'm old anything I can do to lower risk?

Hopefully you won't: ....have anything to worry about by the time you get up to the typical age when people start having degenerative changes in their brains leading to AD. Hopefully, we will either have a vaccine, medication, or be able to do brain transplants to correct the problems! Yes, it's existed since the dawn of time though it was only named a century ago. Lots of things u can do now but none proven to work ...Read more

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Both grandfathers and my Mom had Alzheimer's. I'm 73 and have symptoms. Drs. are pushing Airecept -- I don't want to be drugged into submission.

Both grandfathers and my Mom had Alzheimer's.  I'm 73 and have symptoms.  

Drs. are pushing Airecept -- I don't want to be drugged into submission.

Alzheimer decisions: I understand that as an Individual, you would like to make your own Decision about Aricept (donepezil). Consider making a list of Changes in: • Memory and what functions in your daily life are being affected • Orientation to time, place and person • Reality testing • Management of finances Discuss this with Neurologist for • Diagnosis • Treatment • Aricept (donepezil) benefits and side effects • Then make your Decision ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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