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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


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What drugs are considered maoi's?

What drugs are considered maoi's?

See below: Common mono amine oxidase inhibitors are parnate, (tranylcypromine) Marplan and nardil. There are many others available in other countries, and they are now used as generics. You can check for a list of them on a reputable web site.
Maoi's are generally used to treat depression and some anxiety disorders. Read more

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In regards to medicine, what is an maoi?

In regards to medicine, what is an maoi?

Antidepressant: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. These medications prevent the break down of monoamine neurotransmitters. They are typically use for depression. Read more

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What medications are considered an maoi?

What medications are considered an maoi?

See below: The following drugs are listed as maoi's: Emsam (selegiline); Marplan (isocarboxazid); Nardil (phenelzine); Parnate (tranylcypromine). The herbal supplement st john's wort is thought to be a mild maoi. Many drug interactions with these older psych meds; check with doc b4 mixing with anything else. Read more

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What could 700mg of sertraline do to you?

What could 700mg of sertraline do to you?

Serotonin syndrome: It could land you in the hospital for serotonin syndrome. If you are considering overdosing, call 911 or go to your nearest emergwncy room! Get treatment! Get better! You deserve it! Work with your doctor to treat whatever is going on! Read more

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Is it okay to take 5 or 6 sertraline 50mg?

Is it okay to take 5 or 6 sertraline 50mg?

Doctor's instruction: With any prescription including zoloft/sertraline, it is highly recommended that you follow your doctor's prescription exactly as indicated on the bottle. The dose range for zoloft is generally 25 mg to a maximum of 200 mg daily. The dose of this medication generally does not shift quickly since it takes time to see results at a given dose (several weeks). Contact your doctor if not sure. Read more

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Please describe the medication: sertraline?

Please describe the medication: sertraline?

Sertraline: Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & diarrhea, depending on dose. Read more

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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. It is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. Read more

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If l took 9, 000 mg of sertraline what would happen?

If l took 9, 000 mg of sertraline what would happen?

If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Read more

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What happens if you stop taking sertraline abruptly?

Discontinuation: Stopping an ssri abruptly can cause a "discontinuation syndrome" which can be very uncomfortable. People can experience this as physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, or both. It can be especially strong with any of the ssri's that have a short half-life (prozac / fluoxetine has the longest). Some physical symptoms are dizziness, especially with eye movements, electrical sensations in head, etc. Read more

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Is it okay if I took 300 Zoloft (sertraline) instead of 150?

Zoloft (sertraline) dose: Although zoloft (sertraline) may be prescribed at an off-label dose of 300mg per day that would only be under psychiatrist / physician supervision and if there was not adequate response to a lower dose. DON'T change medication doses on your own. Read more

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What would happen if you overdosed on 6, 000 mg of sertraline?

Best sick, worse die: 6 grams of sertraline is potentially a lethal dose but not definitely. You would be very sick for sure. Read more

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What happens if you take sertraline and venlaflaxine?

What happens if you take sertraline and venlaflaxine?

Don't take together: You may not feel very good. You don't need to take both from the point of view of helping with depression, as they work in a similar way on serotonin, while the venlafaxine also works on norepinephrine. Taking them together could cause unpleasant symptoms of jitteriness and anxiety called "serotonin syndrome". Read more

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Is amitriptyline an maoi?

Is amitriptyline an maoi?

No: It is an antidepressant of the tricyclic group - very different. Read more

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Citalopram or sertraline?

Citalopram or sertraline?

SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression etc. Take care. Read more

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