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How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft (sertraline) 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

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


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How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Under med: Supervision. Would drop down to 25mg and then d/c. ...Read more

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

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

Get tablets: If you are having trouble weaning off 25 mg zoloft, (sertraline) 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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What is the best way way to wean off zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg od. I've been taking it for a year?

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

Taper Zoloft (sertraline): 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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Do I need to wean off Zoloft when switching to Lexapro (escitalopram) or can I just go straight to the Lexapro (escitalopram) without still taking zoloft. Doc said to do that?

Do I need to wean off Zoloft when switching to Lexapro (escitalopram) or can I just go straight to the Lexapro (escitalopram) without still taking zoloft. Doc said to do that?

Start Lexapro (escitalopram): While still on the zoloft. I usually have someone start on a small dose of the Lexapro (escitalopram) and increase it gradually while at the same time, taper down even more slowly on the zoloft. Each new antidepressant essentially has to start over again and needs time to work. Therefore you don't want to go off the zoloft too quickly, you may find out it had been doing much more for you than you had thought. ...Read more

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

Best way to wean off 50mg zoloft (sertraline)? 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 (sertraline). So follow his or her advice. There is more than one way to wean off of zoloft (sertraline) and taking the medication every other day is one of them. Taking 25mg per day is another way it can be tapered. ...Read more

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What would be a good tapering schedule for weaning off of 50mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Why tapering?: You should talk to the doctor who prescribed it first, to make sure you don't still need the medication to control any symptoms. Otherwise, to taper, decrease to 25 mg daily for two weeks and then stop. You could start to notice a return of depression or anxiety with reducing the dose or stopping it. In that case, just restart it at 50 mg daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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

Weaning off of Zoloft (sertraline) 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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Hello, What would be the best way to wean off completely from Zoloft? I took 25mg a year ago for 1 month and since then I've been down to about 6mg.

Try: To take it any other day for 1-3 months. But better to discuss this with your doctor who knows your condition. And necessity for this medicine. ...Read more

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Bad reaction with Zoloft (sertraline) 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 (sertraline): 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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I have been taking 25 mgs of Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 5 weeks, but I have decided recently that I want to wean off of it. What is the best way to do this?

No problem but....: Ck with doc but 25mg of zoloft (sertraline) is no big deal should b able to sto cold--usual dose 100-200mg so not enough to do any good either. ...Read more

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Is ot hard to wean off of 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Is ot hard to wean off of 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Always discuss with: Your psychiatrist about weaning off. Or u can try 1/2 tab every day for two weeks then 1/2 tab every other day until they're finished. Take care! ...Read more

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How should I wean my 5 year old off zoloft (sertraline)?

Under close suprvsn: If your 5 yo is on this med it is best you make any changes under close supervision by the doctor who prescribed it. The site is not designed as a substitute for locally supervised care, especially when a full history, exam and understanding of the case is not available. ...Read more

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

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

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

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I have been on Zoloft for over a year, but have been wanting to get off. Missed three doses over MLK by accident. What is the best way to wean off now

Did you have trouble: Withdrawing from the Zoloft during the three days? Any symptoms? Other SSRI's are notorious for creating havoc by too quickly quitting (Paxil, Effexor and now Cymbalta). Zoloft and Prosac are not usually in this category, so you may be lucky. Consult with your prescribing MD, but generally withdrawal is better if you reduce the dose by a third, one week at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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