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Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

It's safe....but: It is safe but you might experience some disconinuation sx--dizziness flu like symptoms some pts describe electric "zaps" in their heads-- probably better to wean off gradually. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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 stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?

Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?

Please do not: Ssri (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn. Common responses to dose reduction or cessation include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. Please speak with your doctor before you change the dose of zoloft (sertraline). Be wel. ...Read more

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If I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey will I experience symtoms? I've stopped for almost a month ans can't sleep and have bad anxiety

If I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey will I experience symtoms? I've stopped for almost a month ans can't sleep and have bad anxiety

Withdrawal symptoms!: Yes, you should not stop cold turkey. Those symptoms that you are experiencing are withdrawal symptoms of the medication. I would recommend to get re-started on it (after consulting your prescriber) until the symptoms disappear then taper off slowly. ...Read more

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I have been takimg 50 mg of zoloft for one week, and want to quit taking it. Do i need to taper, or can i quit cold turkey?

I have been takimg 50 mg of zoloft for one week, and want to quit taking it. Do i need to taper, or can i quit cold turkey?

No need to taper: too early to be dependent stop it if wanted , but it can take weeks to take effect , but usually doesn't work well , pray , walk , time is a good healer ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey cause tourrettes syndrome?

NO, however it is: No. Stopping any medication without first consulting your doctor is not advised, other mild to server complications can follow. ...Read more

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I take 200 ml a day of zoloft (sertraline). What Will happen it'd I quite cold turkey?

I take 200 ml a day of zoloft (sertraline). What Will happen it'd I quite cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor : in general it is best to taper this medication gradually and not stop it abruptly. The exception to this rule would be under your doctor's supervision or because of an allergic reaction or a life-threatening side effect such as serotonin syndrome. Some people experience withdrawal or flu-like symptoms when they stop this drug cold turkey. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Was forced to cold turkey from sertraline (zoloft / lustral), how long until i feel better?

Was forced to cold turkey from sertraline (zoloft / lustral), how long until i feel better?

A week or ten days: If you are having discontinuation symptoms from stopping zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) they should go away by ten days after your last dose. These might include feeling dizzy like the room is spinning, feeling achy, hearing swishing noises when you move your head. If you are experiencing some other symptoms, it may not be from stopping zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) it may be underlying problems that zoloft (sertraline) was helping with, that came back. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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