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Can i drink caffeine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can i drink caffeine while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes, BUT: If you are taking zoloft (sertraline) because of anxiety attacks, caffeine may make you more likely to have those. Is that what you want for yourself? ...Read more

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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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Can i take n.O.-xplode caffeine free, when i'm taking zoloft (sertraline).

Can i take n.O.-xplode caffeine free, when i'm taking zoloft (sertraline).

Not worth the risk.: This supplement's effectiveness is likely related to stimulant properties, even without caffeine. Using zoloft (sertraline) will make it harder for your liver to metabolize the supplement so your blood levels of it will be higher risking cardiovascular health. There are safer ways to improve fitness. ...Read more

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If you take Zoloft (sertraline) can you drink sodas with caffeine? No further details

If you take Zoloft (sertraline) can you drink sodas with caffeine? No further details

Hello. : Hello. The answer is yes. However, if you are being treated with zoloft (sertraline) for an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder, the caffiene could impact those conditions. If you have anxiety disorders, too much caffiene can cause you to feel jittery. If you have bipolar disorder, caffiene could increase your energy level even more if you are already manic or hypomanic. Becare of caffiene in the evening as it can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) increase 100to150; change due to still having some anxiety but doing much better; can increase cause jittery/wired feeling;no caffeine?

Zoloft (sertraline) increase 100to150; change due to still having some anxiety but doing much better; can increase cause jittery/wired feeling;no caffeine?

Increasing Zoloft (sertraline): from 100 mg to 150 may cause transitory Jittery feeling,especially if you are taking it along with Celexa (citalopram). Watch for elevated temperature, elevated heart rate, muscle stiffness and problems with sleep. If you have any of these or racing thoughts contact your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to combine caffeine, clondine, sertraline and propranol HCl - please help!?

Is it bad to combine caffeine, clondine, sertraline and propranol HCl - please help!?

Depends: This all depends on your particular health status, doses involved, and what you are being treated for. Please consult with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took a load of my thyroxine, sertraline, montelukast, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and caffeine tablets? And don't say the obvious please

What would happen if I took a load of my thyroxine, sertraline, montelukast, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and caffeine tablets?
And don't say the obvious please

Polypharmacy: Why are you asking this? Please don't take "a load" of this stuff. A large dose of thyroxine, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and caffeine (esp the last 2) will make you very nervous, jittery, palpitations, insomnia. It could exacerbate other conditions. Sertraline in overdose can cause similar symptoms, also nausea/vomiting. Possibly dangerous. What's going on? Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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When taking Zoloft (sertraline) & klonopin for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, I know you should avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate. What about cigarettes& sugar?

When taking Zoloft (sertraline) & klonopin for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, I know  you should avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate. What about cigarettes& sugar?

No good!: The tar in cigarettes can induce a liver enzyme 1a2, this should not affect the blood levels of zoloft (sertraline) or klonopin. However nicotine is a stimulant, and stimulants are not helpful for individuals with panic. Also emphysema, secondary to cigarettes is particularly unpleasant when you have panic. Refined sugar can lead to fluctuations in glucose exacerbating panic. Talk to dr. About quitting. ...Read more

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I don't drink caffeine after 3. Why can't I sleep at 10?

I don't drink caffeine after 3. Why can't I sleep at 10?

Half life: As we age, we metabolize caffeine differently. It may take 13 hours to get out of your system. I tell patients to take last caffeine 12 hours before planned bedtime. Also caffeine can aggravate other medical issues which may be causing sleep problems (rls, nocturia, cardiac issues, etc). ...Read more

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I am avoiding caffeine but I can't sleep for hours after I get into bed?

I am avoiding caffeine but I can't sleep for hours after I get into bed?

INSOMNIA: insomnia can be assisted by maintaining a good sleep schedule. A dark room with cool temperature and music therapy. You should also have labs checked for Vit d And thyroid. If it persists and there is snoring or difficulty breathing a sleep study may be needed.to evaluate sleep apnea/RLS. To assist in initiating sleep melatonin can be very effective 1-2hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

There are some: There are some like xs energy drink but has herbs and another is e10energy drink.But my advice is that all this hype of energy drinks can be harmful for some and i will recommend a balanced diet, 7to8 hours of sleep, avoid stress, do not smoke and drink excessively, learn to relax and exercise regularly which will make your body produce endorphins which will give you energy and keep you healthy. ...Read more

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On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

On Zoloft (sertraline) and feeling worse, can't think/focus. What do you suggest?

Zoloft (sertraline) side effect: Call your prescriber right away, explaining how you feel. There are many alternatives that can offer the effect you need. ...Read more

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If I can't have sugar and can't have caffeine, what can I eat/drink for quick energy?

If I can't have sugar and can't have caffeine, what can I eat/drink for quick energy?

Quick up, quick down: Work on getting plenty of sleep and exercise, eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated. Quick fixes for energy often drop you as fast as they pick you up. Emergen-c with a large glass of water can sometimes help. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of fatigue if i'm told i can't have caffeine?

Is there an easy and fast way to take care of fatigue if i'm told i can't have caffeine?

Nutrition & sleep.: Complex carbohydrates and B complex vitamin supplementation can give you the energy you need. But you also need to get adequate sleep - six to nine hours of quality sleep nightly. And exercise regularly. ...Read more

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I can't remember if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) (100mg) should I take one just in case?

No use should not: since you can't remember if you took one already, if you take another, you will have taken too much. The risk of side effects from taking too much is greater then missing 1 dose. ...Read more

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I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

Caffeine withdrawal : If your body is dependent on caffeine, lack of it may cause headaches. If you discontinue caffeine you can expect the headaches for several days up to 2 weeks. Generally these types of headaches are relieved by tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Once you're past the withdrawal phase the headaches typically do not return unless you resume the caffeine intake. ...Read more

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I have low energy, but don't want to rely on caffeine or other stimulants. Any suggestions?

I have low energy, but don't want to rely on caffeine or other stimulants. Any suggestions?

Sleep: The first step to having more energy is to make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. A balanced diet, staying hydrated and getting plenty of exercise can also increase your energy level without needing caffeine. ...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