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How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be very effective for treating anxiety. Insomnia can occur occassionally as a side effect. When that happens, i usually recommend that it be taken in the morning. It can cause weight loss or gain (but weight gain is more common). ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What are the best natural supplements for weight loss? that does not cause interference with sertraline

What are the best natural supplements for weight loss? that does not cause interference with sertraline

Who knows?: The problem with "natural supplements" is that you never really know what's in them. Last week in NYC the Health Department sent out an email bulletin that some Ayevurdic medicines being distributed in the City had been tested and found to have 10,000 x the acceptable levels of heavy metals-lead,arsenic,antimony,etc. the big companies have to go thru rigorous testing to gain FDA approval. ...Read more

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Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Zoloft (sertraline): I would not recommend that, due to excess stimulation effect (agitation, anxiety, etc.). ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the hCG injections or drops for weight loss. I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 milligrams and have gained 30 pounds in three years.?

What is your opinion on the hCG injections or  drops for weight loss. I am taking Zoloft (sertraline)  50 milligrams and have gained 30 pounds in three years.?

Not good for long te: Not good for long term, it is difficult to maintain weight loss with such severe caloric restriction, a lot of people lose weight and regain it, if you are able to maintain it , can be a good tool. ...Read more

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I recently purchased garçinia camboga to aid my weight loss. I take lisinopril, and sertraline daily. Is it safe to take with my daily mess?

I recently purchased garçinia camboga to aid my weight loss.  I take lisinopril, and sertraline daily.  Is it safe to take with my daily mess?

It may not be: safe to use with antidepressants such as sertraline. It also does not work. In clinical studies,pts lost total of 2 lbs more than those not taking it. Overall,NOT a good idea. ...Read more

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Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?

Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss  w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?

Garcinia cambogia: The evidence for effectiveness of garcinia cambogia in weight loss is mixed. However, there are no direct interactions with the medications you're taking. This doesn't mean there would be none, just that there are none published. ...Read more

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My pdoc advised me zoloft, (sertraline) anafranil and zyprexa. My weight increasing very rapidly. Shall i take glucophage for weight loss without prescription?

My pdoc advised me zoloft, (sertraline) anafranil and zyprexa. My weight increasing very rapidly. Shall i take glucophage for weight loss without prescription?

No: The first thing is to look into healthy diet and exercise routine. Although, the above medications can cause increase in appetite, you should be able to change your diet to eat healthier to minimize their adverse effects. Also, you should work with your doctor and see if there are less aggressive weight gainer alternatives that can be used instead of some of those meds (abilify (aripiprazole) vs. Zyprexa). ...Read more

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Could you lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Could you lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes: Yes, but calories burned will need to exceed calories taken in to lose the weight.If you are struggling with this you could discuss the possibility of change of meds with your provider. If you have atypical depressive symptoms, wellbutrin (bupropion) may be a good option. Lexapro tends to be the most weight neutral of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. ...Read more

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Is there any chance Zoloft (sertraline) will be easier to lose weight on than celexa?

Is there any chance Zoloft (sertraline) will be easier to lose weight on than celexa?

Perhaps.: But every patient is truly an individual --- there has never been anyone exactly like you, there is no one exactly like you and there never will be anyone exactly like you. That is why it is so important to find the medication that is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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