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Can y'all tell me an anti depressant that had no cardiac effects. I read Zoloft (sertraline) and most of the ssris have the poss. To cause qt prolongation. Are their any that help anxiety that cause no heart problems?

Can y'all tell me an anti depressant that had no cardiac effects. I read Zoloft (sertraline) and most of the ssris have the poss. To cause qt prolongation. Are their any that help anxiety that cause no heart problems?

Most new ones r safe: I've been practicing psychiatry since christ was a corporal & will give u some historical perspective--the early tricyclicss did have cardiac effects & we prescribed them to millions of pts with few problems the new ones r much safer even with overdoses so don't worry about taking what your doc prescribes. ...Read more

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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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Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Skim the article: Article:
www. Medicinenet. Com/sertraline/article. Htm
common drug interactions include cimetidine, pimozide, and warfarin. ...Read more

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What is the best natural alternative anti depressant for sertraline in first trimester of pregnancy?

What is the best natural alternative anti depressant for sertraline in first trimester of pregnancy?

Would recommend: Avoiding herbals/ supplements during pregnancy. Non - med options: Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic exercise is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. Would not stop or start new medications w/o medical input. Take care. ...Read more

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My dad (73) takes Zoloft (sertraline) and clonaepam. Should he be taking Donezepil? His memory started failing way after he started the antidepressant pill.

My dad (73) takes Zoloft (sertraline) and clonaepam. Should he be taking Donezepil? His memory started failing way after he started the antidepressant pill.

Question and Trust: You have every right to ask the providers to explain choices, but if you can't trust their expertise - find another provider. Anymore off-label uses abound - but if your Dad's condition is not Alzheimer's, donezepil is not the 1st choice. Other dementias and reason for memory loss exist. Have you seen Lumosity. Com? It might be good for him - or anyone. It's valid and fun and has a free membership ...Read more

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Counteracting effects of the antidepressant sertraline, its making me very unwell, I'm tapering off but I need a way of stopping the harm/suicide urges?

Counteracting effects of the antidepressant sertraline, its making me very unwell, I'm tapering off but I need a way of stopping the harm/suicide urges?

ER: Sounds like you're going through a really tough time. If you're feeling like you might want to hurt yourself - your best option is to head to the nearest ER to seek some help from a qualified psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have GAD. My doctor prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) which I know is an antidepressant. I don't have depression. Is Zoloft (sertraline) good for GAD?

I have GAD. My doctor prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) which I know is an antidepressant. I don't have depression. Is Zoloft (sertraline) good for GAD?

Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety: Has been shown to be effective in teens, adults and older kids. It is used for both social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. It may take a couple of weeks before the full effect is experienced. 12.5 mg is a common starting dose. You'll want to follow up with the prescribing physician after a couple of weeks to discuss your response and to maybe adjust the dose. ...Read more

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Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

It might: Gi side effects of medication are often less if the medications are taken with or after food. Often, side effects like nausea are very transient and, after a week or two, may no longer bother you, once you get accustomed to the medication. If you continue to have severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite, speak to your doctor about a change of medication. ...Read more

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I had gastritis after taking antidepressant such as zoloft (sertraline). does antidepressant or h.pylori cause my gastritis?

I had gastritis after taking antidepressant such as zoloft (sertraline). does antidepressant or h.pylori cause my gastritis?

Gastritis: Thank you for informing about Gastritis, nausea, taking Doliprane (Paracetamol), Antidepressant medicine

Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to H. Pylori, use of Aspirin, Paracetamol, NSAID, Stress, excessive Alcohol use, Pernicious anemia, Bile reflux, or Infections caused by bacteria and viruses.
See Gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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2 months ago, I stopped taking sertraline after 3 years taking this antidepressant, but I'm still having sexual dysfunctions like low libido? Why?

2 months ago, I stopped taking sertraline after 3 years taking this antidepressant, but I'm still having sexual dysfunctions like low libido? Why?

Look into other: Possibilities. If you are on wellbutrin (bupropion) now, there could be several possibilities. One is that it is coming from the wellbutrin (bupropion) since wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause sexual dysfunction. Another possibility is that it is still left over from the zoloft, in which case you simply must give it more time. I would also have your free and total testosterone levels checked by your family practitioner. If that doesn't work there are certainly plenty of medications that can be used. The options are actually numerous. If it all turns out to be psychological then I would recommend that you see a sex therapist. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

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Can an antidepressant like Zoloft (sertraline) cause some memory loss? I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice I'm forgetful. Can it become permanent?

Can an antidepressant like Zoloft (sertraline) cause some memory loss? I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice I'm forgetful. Can it become permanent?

Memory loss rare but: Possible with zoloft, (sertraline) steroids, metrogel. More common in conditions treated by zoloft: anxiety, depression, menopause. Timing of occurrence relevant to medications and conditions may suggest which if not all are contributing. Improve memory: stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat healthy, get physical. Consult prescriber if problematic. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Can I take the fitness supplement L Glutamine as part of my gym diet without any contradiction to my 150mg dose of the antidepressant sertraline??

Can I take the fitness supplement L Glutamine as part of my gym diet without any contradiction to my 150mg dose of the antidepressant sertraline??

Yes: Glutamine is an amino acid, a building block of protein. Because of this, some believe it helps repair and build muscle, but there is little evidence it actually improves athletic performance. Glutamine interacts with some cancer chemotherapy and seizure medications but sertraline seems to be ok. I don't know that it would be of benefit for you to take, but I doubt it is harmful. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have history of depression and alcohol over use, My primar MD gave mi antidepressant Sertraline, 50 mg, told me I can have a few drinks per week.

I have history of depression and alcohol over use, My primar MD gave mi antidepressant Sertraline, 50 mg, told me I can have a few drinks per week.

Sertraline: It is not wise to use alcohol with sertraline. Sertraline slows the metabolism of alcohol, so that you may have sustained alcohol levels and might be at risk for a DUI if driving. I generally tell my patients on sertraline to avoid alcohol altogether. ...Read more

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I am often depressed because of joblessness. It has taken heavy toll on my health. I am 27 male. Suggest some anti depressant. My imp is near?

I am often depressed because of joblessness. It has taken heavy toll on my health. I am 27 male. Suggest some anti depressant. My imp is near?

Depression, meds: Seems as if your depression is situational (i.e., due to joblessness). Depression is highly treatable by brief talk therapy, psychopharmacological medication, or both. It might be important to start by having a chat with your primary care physician or other health care provider. I believe she/he can assist you in obtaining the help you need. ...Read more

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How come some anti-depressant drugs do nothing to aid fight the problem whatsoever?

How come some anti-depressant drugs do nothing to aid fight the problem whatsoever?

All drugs "work": All drugs "work" -- for at least someone. That someone may or may not be you, with a particular drug. It may take you & your doctor some time to come to a regimen that helps you. At the same time, it's important that you take charge of your lifestyle -- eliminating depressogenic substances like alcohol, eating healthy foods, staying physically active, connecting with others, & working in therapy. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed an anti-depressant drug for my anxiety, so what are the changes and effects that I wait to happen to me because of taking this drug?

If you would please: Let us know which antidepressant you were prescribed - than we can provide a better response. Please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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I am a 43 year old female that is on a new anti depressant and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 60 mg and is having problems with my limbido. Is there anything I can do or tak?

I am a 43 year old female that is on a new anti depressant and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 60 mg and is having problems with my limbido. Is there anything I can do or tak?

Sexual dysfunction: Loss of desire and libido is a common side effect of most antidepressants especially SSRIs. You may discuss these findings with your psychiatrist and may require dosage change. Also take this medication in the morning so that affect on nighttime activity is decreased. I hope that helps ...Read more

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Should I wait between stopping my anti-depressant and taking the herb l-5-hydroxy tryptophan?

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Should I wait between stopping my anti-depressant and taking the herb l-5-hydroxy tryptophan?

Tryptophan: This is advisable especially if the antidepressant raises your serotonin levels, but do talk to your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to now have an adverse reaction to an anti depressant that was successful twice in the past?

Is it possible to now have an adverse reaction to an anti depressant that was successful twice in the past?

Antidepressant: A medication that helped earlier in life may loose its effectiveness even if it does not cause adverse symptoms. Please see your doc who may want to change you to something more helpful. Please consider behavioral approaches also such as exercise and healthy nutrition, nature, and overall lifestyle changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is my anti-depressant causing my constipation? I've started taking an anti-depressant not too long ago, and I seem to have more problems with constipation lately.

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Is my anti-depressant causing my constipation? I've started taking an anti-depressant not too long ago, and I seem to have more problems with constipation lately.

Antidep./Constipatio: Not sure what your antidepressant is, but if it has "drying effect", such as Elavil (amitriptyline) or trazodone, then it is possible. Please discuss with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a very late period due to withdrawal from an anti-depressant? I am now 8 days late.

Is it possible to have a very late period due to withdrawal from an anti-depressant? I am now 8 days late.

Withdrawal: Depends on the antidepressant used & for how long. Recommend consulting your ob/gyn to be sure no other issues need to be looked into. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from depression and using anti depressant but now I am monitoring side effects in her, can I stop her for using medicine.

No: What is reason for stopping antidepressant in wife who is suffering from depression? Religious? Pregnancy? Bad side effects? Suspect manic episode? Please clarify, or even better, have wife contact me. Dr catherine shaw. Or have her contact her physician. ...Read more

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Anti-depressant worked for 60days. Doc increased dosage from 20mg to 40mg. 1month later, I'm crying and having suicidal thoughts again. What happens now?

Anti-depressant worked for 60days. Doc increased dosage from 20mg to 40mg. 1month later, I'm crying and having suicidal thoughts again. What happens now?

Call your MD: You need help. At a time like this it may be hard to think about exercising but the greatest improvement in mood is seen in those who start some vigorous daily exercise. It has been shown to effective in the vast majority (>85%) of those suffering from symptoms of depression. This doesn't eliminate the need for you to speak immediately with your doctor to deal with your symptoms. Call. Now. ...Read more

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Fell into depression over a girl. Now I am on an anti depressant and still don't have my sex drive. Ever since I went into depression I lost it. Help!

Fell into depression over a girl. Now I am on an anti depressant and still don't have my sex drive. Ever since I went into depression I lost it. Help!

Antidepressant & Sex: The good news is you are getting treatment for your depression. The bad news is the antidepressant drug you are taking may be lowering your sexual arousal. You need to discuss your antidepressant meds with your doctor. This is a common side effect, and you may do better on a different drug. If your depression is better, you could taper off the drug. This effect is not permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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What anti depressant should I go for anxiety issues?

What anti depressant should I go for anxiety issues?

What did your doctor: Recommend? Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are an excellent choice. Which one is tried can be a tailor made decision for you. ...Read more

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Past anti-depressant use causing me anxiety issues. What should I do for this?

Past anti-depressant use causing me anxiety issues. What should I do for this?

Not clear: Some antidepressants r more activating and can trigger anxiety/mania, others have more of an anxiolytic effect. Same antidepressant at different doses can act differently. If a doc is treating u n u r exeriencing negative effects talk to ur doc. Alternative 2 meds: cognitive behavioral therapy is effective. Http://cpancf. Com/anxietydisordersbasics. Asp there is help. ...Read more

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Am I right that it's no issue to take dong quai while I take an anti depressant (prozac)?

Am I right that it's no issue to take dong quai while I take an anti depressant (prozac)?

Donq quai: I agree with dr. Ali about the typical uses of dong quai. However, some compounds in the plant may increase the effect of ssri's. Also, combining the 2 may risk bleeding. Most likely this would be easy bruising or petechial (tiny) hemorrhages that look like a rash. I would be very cautious with this combination. Depending on the effect you're seeking, there may be safer options. ...Read more