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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause irritability?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause irritability?

Zoloft (sertraline) and Anxiety: Every med can cause side effects from mild serious or rare. Zoloft (sertraline) can cause that if started at higher dose and not sure if there are other meds taken with that.Best will be to discuss with your doctor about adjusting the dose and please make sure don't miss dose of zoloft (sertraline) that can also contribute to agitation and irritability all the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can depression cause ocd?

Can depression cause ocd?

No but: Depression is not generally considered to be a cause of obsessive compulsive disorder, but the two problems can certainly co-exist in the same person. Some treatments are good for both problems. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam cause depression?

Can lorazepam cause depression?

Yes: Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety drug that is in the valium (diazepam) family. It is short acting (about six hours, and when taken regularly for prolonged periods will lead to dependency, which means sudden cessation will lead to serious withdrawal sx, similar to alcohol withdrawal. Both alcohol and diazepams can lead to depression. You must see the prescriber, often ur gp, every 1-3 mos to monitor. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

That is possible &: is not a good thing. Please let prescribing provider/ psychiatrist know asap. ...Read more

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Can tegretol cause depression?

Can tegretol cause depression?

No: Not depression, but in some people can cause life threatening rush od the skin, called Stevens Johnson syndrom ...Read more

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Can valerian cause depression?

Can valerian cause depression?

Possible: Valerian affects the GABA receptor system in the brain which can help with anxiety and insomnia. Large doses or long term use can cause a feeling of mental dullness or mild depression. Xanax (alprazolam) has the same effect on the body. Since they are both central nervous system depressants, they should not be used together. ...Read more

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Can tegretol cause anxiety?

Can tegretol cause anxiety?

Possibly: Theoretically yes as it does have central nervous system effects. More notable side effects include sedation, dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, nausea, and even headache - all of which can contribute to a feeling of anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Can depression cause schizophrenia?

Can depression cause schizophrenia?

No: Depression and schizophrenia are two different illnesses. Some people with schizophrenia will have depression but depression does not cause schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause manic depression?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause manic depression?

Maybe: Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant. Many antidepresants including Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause patients who have bipolar disorder or who are prone to symptoms of bipolar, to develop bipolar symptoms. The best way to avoid this is to work with a psychiatrist who can provide meds for both the depressive and the manic symptoms of bipolar moods. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Prologed QT: Can be caused by either Prozac (fluoxetine) or celexa. Both of these meds have been used exstensively for >10yrs. It has only recently come to light that some persons can devreloped prolonged qt on their ekg which can predispose them to life threatening arrythmias. Celexa has gotten a black box warning. Xanax/benzodiazipine withdrawl can cause tachy arrythmias and other life threatening issues. ...Read more

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Can venlafaxine and trazodone cause tinnitus?

Can venlafaxine and trazodone cause tinnitus?

Effexor/Trazodone: Tinnitus is reported as a side effect of trazodone, although uncommon & is dose-dependent. Similar effect was reported with Effexor (venlafaxine) at rate @1% cases. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bruxism?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bruxism?

Definitely, yes: Number of studies have shown that there is clear evidence that SSRIs (e.g. Lexapro) are associated bruxism. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause symptoms of bipolar?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause symptoms of bipolar?

Hypomania and mania: A possible serious adverse reaction to Cymbalta (duloxetine) can include symptoms of hypomania and or mania. This can mimic bipolar disorder. Your physician should be made aware of this as soon as possible so that you can be evaluated for a possibly changing you to a different treatment option. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more