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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Does Zoloft (sertraline) has affect or can raise blood pressure.?

Does Zoloft (sertraline)  has affect or can raise blood pressure.?

Cardiac SE's: Although zoloft (sertraline) can in rare instances cause cardiac disturbances i was not able to find blood pressure changes as a possible side effect. ...Read more

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Hi I quit Zoloft (sertraline) and have mild dizziness, just wondering why? is it effecting my blood pressure? was only on 25mg per day for 1 year.Thanks

Hi I quit Zoloft (sertraline) and have mild dizziness, just wondering why? is it effecting my blood pressure? was only on 25mg per day for 1 year.Thanks

Stopped sertraline: unlear when or why u stopped setraline - which may be relevant. sometimes when an SSRI is stopped, there may be a mild adjustment this change, and some pts report dizziness during this adjustment time. Dizziness is also a symptom of anxiety, so could be resurgence of anxiety symptoms. finally, could be unrelated. Schedule a visit with ur doc to discuss & receive the proper diagnosis & treatment ...Read more

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What to do if I am taking 1mg of klonopin and one 25mg of zoloft, (sertraline) and one 50mg of inderol for blood pressure, is it ok to have 1 12oz beer?

What to do if I am taking 1mg of klonopin and one 25mg of zoloft, (sertraline) and one 50mg of inderol for blood pressure, is it ok to have 1 12oz beer?

NO ALCOHOL!: You cannot combine klonopin and alcohol. Klonopin stays in your system for more than a day after taking it as well. The combination can have an unpredictable / multiplying effect on sedation, respiratory depression, and intoxication. Alcohol is not worth the risk. Alcohol can also temparily lower your blood pressure which may not be good to do with Inderal (propranolol) on board. ...Read more

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Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure? Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole). Any interactions?

Is 200mg of COq 10 safe and effective for lowering blood pressure?   Current meds are Zoloft losartan betapace and nexium (esomeprazole).  Any interactions?

There are two forms: of CoQ10. Neither has been regulated by the FDA. (One form appears to have more antioxidant properties). Several conditions have been associated with low CoQ10 levels including HTN, heart failure, certain cancers, gingivitis, gastric ulcers, etc. Currently there has not been a consensus arrived at as to the BP lowering effects (due to lack of controlled studies). May affect Zoloft (sertraline) level a bit. ...Read more

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I read that Zoloft (sertraline) causes qt prolongation. I have high blood pressure & possible heart disease (still being tested). Would Zoloft (sertraline) be safe?

I read that Zoloft (sertraline) causes qt prolongation. I have high blood pressure & possible heart disease (still being tested). Would Zoloft (sertraline) be safe?

Probably: Zoloft (sertraline) has been used to treat many depressed people who have heart disease. At usually prescribed doses, it does not prolong qt interval. The case reports of cardiac conduction delays have been related to overdose. Since you are concerned, you should ask your cardiologist about your ekg. ...Read more

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Im 23 and my blood pressure was 107 over 37 lastnight after checking due to palpitations, my concern because i'm on zoloft (sertraline). Is that a normal bp?

Im 23 and my blood pressure was 107 over 37 lastnight after checking due to palpitations, my concern because i'm on zoloft (sertraline). Is that a normal bp?

NOT REALLY: No the systolic of 107 is great. The diastolic of 37 is extremely low and needs to be rechecked. See your doctor and make sure that you are not dehydrated to have such a low pressure. Not sure what BP device you used but perhaps it is inaccurate. ...Read more

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How safe is Zoloft (sertraline)? Normal for it to raise blood pressure? What can I take to get rid of the weird sexual S/E and twitching? Does CoQ 10 work?

How safe is Zoloft (sertraline)? Normal for it to raise blood pressure?  What can I take to  get rid of the weird sexual S/E and twitching? Does CoQ 10 work?

Zoloft (sertraline) side effects: More than 1 out of 1000 have raised blood pressure from zoloft. It is an uncommon side effect. Sexual side effects may be improved with adding or switching to Wellbutrin (bupropion). Muscle twitching is uncommon like raised blood pressure. If you are having all three side effects from zoloft, chances are you need to be switched to another medication. ...Read more

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I am taking sertraline for depression.Can i take ginseng tablets along?....I feel fatigued all day and I have high blood pressure.

I am taking sertraline for depression.Can i take ginseng tablets along?....I feel fatigued all day and I have high blood pressure.

Yes: Ginseng and sertraline are ok together, however using ginseng regularly can actually increase blood pressure, so i would only use it on an as needed, short-term schedule. ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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