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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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Going to the doctor about my antidepressants tomorrow... What ones should I suggest? Zoloft (sertraline) isn't helping.

Going to the doctor about my antidepressants tomorrow... What ones should I suggest? Zoloft (sertraline) isn't helping.

Ran out space: Your doctor will present you with options. It is important to determine if you are on an adequate dose of zoloft and if the trial period has been adequate. Zoloft s a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor - it is excellent for anxiety, ptsd & typical depression. If the symptoms are more along the line of seasonal depression - wellbutrin can be very effecive. Paxil & Effexor (venlafaxine) are often sedating. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight while on Zoloft (sertraline) or other antidepressants?

How can you gain weight while on Zoloft (sertraline) or other antidepressants?

Weight: We'd really like to know, because then pharmaceutical companies could produce a medication that would reduce the weight safely. Most of the time we work with diet & exercise to control the gain, or switch to a different antidepressant which might not put weight on. ...Read more

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My antidepressants I take make me feel dopey. I'm taking 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily, I've been on them for a few months now. Not too sure if this is normal?

Side effect,: Antidepressants have different side effects on different people. You might first try taking it at night to see if you'll be less "dopey" ( especially if the medication is helpful with your depression) , otherwise, tell your doctor about your symptoms and ask to be tried on a different antidepressant. Good luck ...Read more

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How do antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft (sertraline) work?

SSRIs: These are medications that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, a chemical messenger that plays a role in brain activity including depression/anxiety. By doing this, the effective amount of serotonin available will increase. Adjustments take place over a period of time and that is why a person needs to take the medication daily for many weeks before effect is seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I forgot to take my antidepressant zoloft 50 mg today, should I wait till tomorrow or take a pill asap?

Tomorrow: Missing one dose is not going to do any harm. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I read that antidepressants can be the cause of my gallbladder not working right is Zoloft (sertraline) one of them is this even something right I read?

Yes it can : Yes. Please have your primary care physician review your medications to rule out possible drug:drug interactions. In particular, if your taking oral contraceptives, pain medications, or cholesterol medications, e.g., statins ...Read more

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My dad (73) takes Zoloft (sertraline) and clonaepam. Should he be taking Donezepil? His memory started failing way after he started the antidepressant pill.

My dad (73) takes Zoloft (sertraline) and clonaepam. Should he be taking Donezepil? His memory started failing way after he started the antidepressant pill.

Question and Trust: You have every right to ask the providers to explain choices, but if you can't trust their expertise - find another provider. Anymore off-label uses abound - but if your Dad's condition is not Alzheimer's, donezepil is not the 1st choice. Other dementias and reason for memory loss exist. Have you seen Lumosity.com? It might be good for him - or anyone. It's valid and fun and has a free membership ...Read more

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I'm new to antidepressants, and I take zoloft (sertraline). Can they make people go crazy? The news always puts up comments about ssris and people losing it.

I'm new to antidepressants, and I take zoloft (sertraline). Can they make people go crazy? The news always puts up comments about ssris and people losing it.

In a word, No.: SSRI's like Zoloft (sertraline) are among the safest medications for depression and anxiety. The danger is that if a person is suffering from something else, like hearing voices, the medicine does not address such symptoms and they may become worse. This is why follow up with an experienced clinician with honest reporting of problems is so important. Report any problems. ...Read more

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Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

It might: Gi side effects of medication are often less if the medications are taken with or after food. Often, side effects like nausea are very transient and, after a week or two, may no longer bother you, once you get accustomed to the medication. If you continue to have severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite, speak to your doctor about a change of medication. ...Read more

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How do the tricyclic antidepressants differ from Prozac and zoloft (sertraline)?

Older and cheaper: More risk of ineractions with other drugs, higher risk of cardiac problems if your kid eats them. ...Read more

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I had gastritis after taking antidepressant such as zoloft (sertraline). does antidepressant or h.pylori cause my gastritis ?

Gastritis: Thank you for informing about Gastritis, nausea, taking Doliprane(Paracetamol) , Antidepressant medicine Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to H. Pylori, use of Aspirin, Paracetamol , NSAID, Stress, excessive Alcohol use, Pernicious anemia, Bile reflux, or Infections caused by bacteria and viruses. See Gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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12 months on Zoloft 100 mg. diet and exercise regime stayed the same in that time period, yet I gained 12 pounds. how do antidepressants cause it?

Possible side effect: Some people do experience weight gain with anti depressant. There are multiple theories behind that however, key point is check with doctor if switching can be an option . With any anti depressant its advisable to increase exercises and eat more healthy to prevent any possible weight gain. Not clear if you are taking any other med that's interact with SSRI. Seeing dietician can be an option. ...Read more

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Can an antidepressant like Zoloft (sertraline) cause some memory loss ? I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice Im forgetful. Can it become permanent?

Can an antidepressant like Zoloft (sertraline) cause some memory loss ?
I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice Im forgetful.
Can it become permanent?

Memory loss rare but: possible with zoloft, (sertraline) steroids, metrogel. More common in conditions treated by zoloft: anxiety, depression, menopause. Timing of occurrence relevant to medications and conditions may suggest which if not all are contributing. Improve memory: stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat healthy, get physical. Consult prescriber if problematic. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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I have GAD. My doctor prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) which I know is an antidepressant. I don't have depression. Is Zoloft (sertraline) good for GAD?

I have GAD. My doctor prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) which I know is an antidepressant. I don't have depression. Is Zoloft (sertraline) good for GAD?

Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety: has been shown to be effective in teens, adults and older kids. It is used for both social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. It may take a couple of weeks before the full effect is experienced. 12.5 mg is a common starting dose. You'll want to follow up with the prescribing physician after a couple of weeks to discuss your response and to maybe adjust the dose. ...Read more

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I've gained almost 30 lbs in the past 4-6 months, despite regular exercise and healthy eating. I switched antidepressants from Zoloft (sertraline) but no change. ?

I've gained almost 30 lbs in the past 4-6 months, despite regular exercise and healthy eating. I switched antidepressants from Zoloft (sertraline) but no change. ?

Food intake vs. out.: Impossible to gain body mass unless eat (& retain) more than body removes in constant process of molecular/cell turnover. Low fat diet is notorious for driving obesity (carbs/sugars are stored by the body as fats). While ?ed muscle mass & use tends to ? turnover, one can still eat enough to ? body mass faster than loss. Rec: weigh each AM after commode, track food choices & quantity while remember ...Read more

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Aromasin (Definition)

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Zoloft (Definition)

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