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How long would it take until Zoloft (sertraline) side effects go away?

How long would it take until Zoloft (sertraline) side effects go away?

Zoloft (sertraline): That depends - loose stools usually resolve within 14 days. For GI upset take with food or use probiotics. Many side effects resolve within days to several weeks. However, there may be some side effects that don't dissipate. ...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


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How long does it take for the side effects of sertraline (zoloft) to go away?

How long does it take for the side effects of sertraline (zoloft) to go away?

Days to weeks: I generally advise patients if they have side effects to give it a few days up to a week to see if it will subside. Of course this depends on the side effects. The most common with zoloft (sertraline) and meds in it's class is gastrointestinal. So if a person has terrible diarrhea, they may not be able to last more than a day or two before they need to stop the drug. Also, dry mouth tends to stay. ...Read more

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Related to a question I asked earlier about when to take zoloft (sertraline). Do the side effects go away after the body gets used to the dosage and time change.

Related to a question I asked earlier about when to take zoloft (sertraline). Do the side effects go away after the body gets used to the dosage and time change.

What symptoms?: I usually tell patients to start 25 mgs with food at dinner. This accomplishes several things. It usually diminishes the effect of sedation, nausea and fatigue that can often occur when you start an ssri. Increase the dose every 5 to 7 days by 25 mgs. Until i see a therapeutic effect. At 100 mgs. I wait another two to four weeks so that treatment "catches up" to onside effects. Talk to yourdoc! ...Read more

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My pdoc said that i can up the Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 150 to 200mg if i feel 150 doesn't help enough. Would upping it be wise? (i had 0 side effects so far)

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be raised to 200mg safely, in general -- but i'm wondering what the diagnosis is? You list "abnormally high sex drive"? Sometimes this can indicate a mood disorder with hypomania or mania -- and taking zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizer can worsen that. I suggest consulting with a psychiatrist about your diagnosis and your medication. There may be more effective options for you. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Is it possible to feel the effects of one 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) ?

Is it possible to feel the effects of one 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) ?

Zoloft (sertraline): Depends on what effects and how long you have been on the medication. ...Read more

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How long do I have to keep taking Zoloft (sertraline) before I feel the effects this will be my 2nd day on them?

Zoloft (sertraline): For antidepressant effects, the first week is to monitor for side effects and effect on relieving anxiety symptoms. Full antidepressant effects are evident in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg once a day for a week now. Not seeing any effects, how long until this medication starts weeking.

It will take a while: For your serotonin levels to increase. It often takes 2 to 6 weeks to see a strong response after you have reached your optimum dosage. So, don't be fooled by the fact that are no changes in symptoms yest. ...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