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How quickly can I wean off Zoloft due to side effects?

How quickly can I wean off Zoloft due to side effects?

Zoloft: As directed by your prescribing doctor, depending on your daily dose & how long u have been on it. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Weaning off of Zoloft or just stop it without weaning . . . Which is safer?

Weaning off of Zoloft or just stop it without weaning . . . Which is safer?

Wean If Possible: After taking an antidepressant then abruptly stopping it may cause "discontinuation syndrome" (a fancy term for withdrawal). Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and electric brain shocks just to mention a few. If these symptoms occur you might think you are slipping back into depression and needlessly restart the med. Tapering is preferred. Always work closely with your md. ...Read more

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Bad reaction with Zoloft weaned down to 12.5 nine days ago side effects were present 4 days after should I half it again or wait another week?

Bad reaction with Zoloft weaned down to 12.5   nine days ago side effects were present 4 days after should I half it again or wait another week?

Zoloft: It is really important that you wean off medications under the supervision of the doctor who prescribed it. I have not dropped to a dose lower than 12.5 mg w patients - but it depends on your providers' directives. ...Read more

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How to wean off Zoloft 50mg?

How to wean off Zoloft 50mg?

Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft does this infrequently. These withdrawal effects are not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having problems stopping from 50 mg talk to your doc about cutting to a lower dose for a week or 2 and then stop. ...Read more

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What is the best way way to wean off zoloft 25 mg od. I've been taking it for a year?

What is the best way way to wean off zoloft 25 mg od. I've been taking it for a year?

Taper Zoloft: Generally, a taper over months with 2-6 weeks between steps is recommended. Yours is a very low dose (25mg). At that dose, it should be possible to just stop it. Have a look at the article in the Harvard Medical Letter on how to discontinue antidepressant meds: http://bit.ly/1F5ctVz. Of course, you should discuss your plans with the prescribing physician before proceeding. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off Zoloft 25 mg capsules?

What is the best way to wean off Zoloft 25 mg capsules?

Get tablets: If you are having trouble weaning off 25 mg zoloft, you may be a slow metabolizer. Check with your doctor. Otherwise, skip a capsule every 5 days for 2 wks, then every 4 days for 2 wks, then every 3 days, then every other day for 2 wks etc then one cap every 3days for 2 wks, every 4 days for 2 wks, then stop. ...Read more

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Best way to wean off 50mg zoloft? Dr said to take every second day is this correct? And for how long before i stop all together? Thanks!

I don't want to take: The place of your physician. Your physician knows how long you have been on zoloft. So follow his or her advice. There is more than one way to wean off of zoloft and taking the medication every other day is one of them. Taking 25mg per day is another way it can be tapered. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat ...Read more