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Taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

Taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

No appetite: No, it's more normal to have some appetite. You and your doctor may need to increase your zoloft (sertraline) dose, since loss of appetite can be part of depression. Zoloft (sertraline) also requires at least 4-6 weeks therapeutic dosing for effectiveness. Work with your doctor on this, and please consider adding psychotherapy also. ...Read more

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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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I'm on 200 mg Zoloft (sertraline) need an add on, my gp doesn't know becouse he doesn't specialize in that field I live in australia and busper has been diacontinued.

I'm on 200 mg Zoloft (sertraline) need an add on, my gp doesn't know becouse he doesn't specialize in that field I live in australia and busper has been diacontinued.

Medication Eval: Many psychiatrists are happy to give general practitioners a consultation with their patient who is not stable on one anti-depressant. Perhaps this could be an option for you.
In the U.S. Many have added a drug named Abilify (aripiprazole) to other anti-depressants to boost their effectiveness.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there add on medications to make Zoloft work. Someone told me buspar (buspirone)?

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Are there add on medications to make Zoloft work. Someone told me buspar (buspirone)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Talk with your doctor about first optimizing the Zoloft dose to see if it works better for depression, then if not, supplementing with Buspar (buspirone) is an option. ...Read more

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Which antidepresant drug would go good with busper, curently on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and want to change?

Which antidepresant drug would go good with busper, curently on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and want to change?

Good Question: Zoloft is classified as an ssri. If zoloft is not helping, you should ask your physician about drugs that work by a different mechanism. Most anti-depressants help with anxiety. However, you may consider adding an additional drug for the anxiety. I advise against taking benzodiazipines (valium, xanac, etc). Instead, consider something like lyrica, (pregabalin) Neurontin or (in special cases) lamictal. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft 50mg Buspar (buspirone) 20mg when I add senc one week the dose of Zoloft to 75 and Buspar (buspirone) to 30mg I fell more anxious and nerves?

I'm on Zoloft 50mg Buspar (buspirone) 20mg when I add senc one week the dose of Zoloft to 75 and Buspar (buspirone) to 30mg I fell more anxious and nerves?

Tell your doctor: And you may need to give it time, adjust your meds or do something differently. Are you eating enough? Track your eating, sleeping and your med pattern. Call your doctor and report this and get help. That's what they are there for. Nurses can triage this until the MD gets back to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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If im augmenting Zoloft from 50mg to 75mg to stop Buspar (buspirone) can I tapar Buspar (buspirone) same time with the augmentation of Zoloft or I do after while?

If im augmenting Zoloft from 50mg to 75mg to stop Buspar (buspirone) can I tapar Buspar (buspirone) same time with the augmentation of Zoloft or I do after while?

Talk to your doc: This is something you should clarify with your physician. Should be able to call his office and get a quick answer. Generally you can taper one while starting another but how you do this should be confirmed by your physician. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg + busper 5 mg a day is ok?

Yes: Most people tolerate similar doses.
If you experience discomfort talk to your doctor.
Also, Buspar (buspirone) works best when taken with food. ...Read more

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Buspar (buspirone) and Zoloft do they interact?

Yes: Both drugs effect serotonin. Combined at high doses there is a risk of a toxic effect.
On the other hand, Buspar (buspirone) can enhance the effect of antidepressants like zoloft when depression has been refractory to treatment. ...Read more

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Can you take perscriptions zoloft, Buspar (buspirone) and Valium together?

Can you take perscriptions zoloft, Buspar (buspirone) and Valium together?

Yes: Combination therapy is very common in medicine. If each medication was carefully chosen for certain symptoms or condition, it can be very beneficial. Keep in mind, each medication has to be taken as prescribed to you only. Unless it was prescribed by your doctor, the above medications, should not be mixed just to see what the effect would be.
Eat well, sleep well and live well. ...Read more

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Zoloft for anxiety now being switched to buspar, (buspirone) is it the same thing?

Zoloft for anxiety now being switched to buspar, (buspirone) is it the same thing?

No, they are two: Different medications. Zoloft is an antidepressant that is also effective for anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiolytic medication. I used both them of them often. They are both helpful medications. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

As long as necessary: In conjunction with the prescribing physician you should take these medications as long as is necessary to successful treat the condition for which they are prescribed. There are no significant long term adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) bi stop without tapering wille augmenting Zoloft and there any defecolt withdraw from buspar (buspirone)?

Depends on the doses: Normally medicines like these are not suddenly stopped, but if the dose of Buspar (buspirone) was low, there should not be any withdrawal effects. ...Read more

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Something similar to Buspar (buspirone) 5-10mg. That wouldn't be to expensive to buy and tolerate 200mg a day Zoloft but not benzos

Something similar to Buspar (buspirone) 5-10mg. That wouldn't be to expensive to buy and tolerate 200mg a day Zoloft but not benzos

Talk to your doctor: Even if you were another psychiatrist asking the same question, I would say that you should talk to a doctor who knows you and all about your treatment as well as how you have responded to medication in the past. Sometimes even zoloft (sertraline) can cause increased anxiety and has to be adjusted. There may be a need for psychotherapy. If finances are problem you may need to be referred to a clinic. ...Read more

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Hi everybody. I have been put on Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg a day, add-on to my 200mg zoloft. It's been 9 weeks and no change. What can be done.

Tell your doctor: Your doctor is no doubt following you whatever clinical problems you're having, and checking on your response to medication adjustments. You have not told us why you're on these medications or whether your prescribing doctor is a psychiatrist. Generally a psychiatrist would continue to assess your response (or lack of response) with you ; proceed accordingly. See a psychiatrist if you aren't. ...Read more

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My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

3-12 weeks: Zoloft effectiveness for gad (number of people):

not at all somewhat moderate high very high
overall 6 55 91 74 24
long term
(1+ years) 0 16 46 42 18
if it works it can take 3-12 weeks for its effect. Www. Ehealthme. Com/cd/gad/zoloft unlike lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft was never fda approved for generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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I take buspar, (buspirone) added Zoloft per docs orders 2 days ago. I'm feeling better today, not anxious. Could it be working already? Only added 5mg liq zoloft.

I take buspar, (buspirone) added Zoloft per docs orders 2 days ago. I'm feeling better today, not anxious. Could it be working already? Only added 5mg liq zoloft.

Zoloft (sertraline): Very possible, depending on your tolerance & how long u have been on the buspar (buspirone). Great news that u r responding to tx well. ...Read more

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Can rispredal Zoloft Buspar (buspirone) Lower my Pressure because wheni I race The dose from 50 to 75mg Zoloft and 20 to 30 Buspar (buspirone) my pressure went down to 100/59?

Possible: … but unlikely. A very mild decrease in blood pressure has been seen with some SSRIs, but your pressure of 100/59 suggests a greater effect than what is customarily seen. Neither buspirone or risperidone have been implicated in drops in blood pressure. Look for other reasons. ...Read more

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Can remeron bi taking with Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)?

Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to help with sleep, or to increase appetite. If this works, the Zoloft (sertraline) may be able to be weaned off. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone)?

Gaba/Zoloft/Buspar: Gaba has calming effect, but concern is mixing Zoloft with Buspar, (buspirone) since the combination has potential of inducing Serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm on zoloft 100mg and buspar (buspirone) 10mg once morning can I take remeron at nigth 15mg?

Depression, Anxiety: Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for Depression and Anxiety

Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg/day is high as maintenance dose for depression; it can cause Insomnia, anxiety, vivid dreams and depression.

Buspar is a medication for Anxiety, It can cause anxiety and vivid dreams.

Remeron is a medication for depression and can cause sleepiness and abnormal dreams.

See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, Therapy, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more

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Can I take Buspar (buspirone) one dose in the morning with Zoloft because make insomnia to night?

Can I take Buspar (buspirone) one dose in the morning with Zoloft because make insomnia to night?

3 times a day: While there is no specific contraindication to taking Buspar (buspirone) with Zoloft, the usual caution applies to medications in combination. The side effects can be more frequent and more intense than with one medication alone. Buspar (buspirone) should be taken three times a day. If it is tending to cause insomnia, taking one dose in the morning should be okay if the three doses can be spaced out during the day. ...Read more

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Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone) I have been on BuSpar (buspirone) an Zoloft with no problems for months?

Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone) I have been on BuSpar (buspirone) an Zoloft with no problems for months?

Great Question!: GABA combined with your medication could make you drowsy. Good for you to ask! It is always a good idea to ask questions before adding over the counter medications or supplements to your medication. Talk to your doctor first before adding or making any changes. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ugmentation of the dose of Buspar (buspirone) can replace ugmontaion of Zoloft to not have sexual side effect im on the tow medication?

Treatment options: Unfortunately sexual side effects are not uncommon during antidepressant (sertraline, Zoloft) therapy. Options to overcome include:

1. dosage reduction if appropriate
2 change médication to one with less risk of sexual side effects (bupropion, mirtazepine)
3 non FDA approved interventions include adding a medication to over come this adverse event including but not limited too buspirone.
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I'm on Zoloft 75mg and Buspar (buspirone) 10mg twice if I take 50mg of Zoloft and agmuont the dose of Buspar (buspirone) can gave the same effect to reduce sexual side effects?

Remember why: You are taking zoloft and buspar (buspirone). Most people take these to treat a mental illness. If you are doing well with your mental illness, but suffering sexual side effects, please talk to your psychiatrist. He/she can advice you on how best to reduce sexual side effect while keeping your mental illness under control. Please do not adjust medication just to reduce side effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 10mg twice a day doc agmont the dos of Buspar (buspirone) to 20mg twice a day is that safe and good dose? What Buspar (buspirone) can help?

Yes, safe.: Yes - can help. See that you take ativan. When taking ativan a person can usually feel "different" after taking it. Buspar (buspirone) is usually more subtle - it works by helping to decrease symptoms of anxiety & usually the person doesn't feel tangibly "different". It is a gem of a medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Busipirone (Definition)

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