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How long will Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal symptoms last?

How long will Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal symptoms last?

Days!!: These are not short acting drugs..You will feel the effects for days depending on your overall health and ability to metabolize the drug.. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) last?

How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) last?

About 5 to 7 days: Half life is about a day. So on a dose of 50 mg , every day there will be 1/2 left from the day before. Other factors include age of patient, frequency and amount used. ...Read more

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How long does it take to wear off the withdrawal symptoms of zoloft (sertraline)?

How long does it take to wear off the withdrawal symptoms of zoloft (sertraline)?

DEPENDS ON SYMPTOM: In an otherwise healthy patient, whose dose has been gradually reduced prior to discontinuing, symptoms are usually mild and "self-limiting". Two to four weeks is common. Symptoms which were relieved with the zoloft (sertraline) may rebound on discontinuation and are not the same as the withdrawal symptoms. Patients differ. ...Read more

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What are common Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal symptoms?

Discontinuation sx: SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: insomnia, nausea, dizziness, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other sensory disturbances, & hyperarousal. Usually symptoms resolve in one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Will i get any withdrawal symptoms from stopping Zoloft (sertraline) after 3 days?

Will i get any withdrawal symptoms from stopping Zoloft (sertraline) after 3 days?

Doubtful: I have not seen patients show discontinuation symptoms after such a short period on zoloft (sertraline) but it is important to talk with your provider before starting or stopping medications. ...Read more

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What sort of withdrawal symptoms can I expect if I suddenly stop taking sertraline?

If stopped suddenly,: The ssri's can cause a discontinuation syndrome that can make you feel like you have the flu for a week or so. It can also give you what my patients call brain zaps and the feeling that when you turn your head, it takes a second for your eyes to catch up. Why not taper it with your doctor's help? ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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