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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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200mg zoloft, (sertraline) mellissa tea and 375 mg magnesium tablet is that a good combination for the night. I finish work late and wondering if that would work.

200mg zoloft, (sertraline) mellissa tea and 375 mg magnesium tablet is that a good combination for the night. I finish work late and wondering if that would work.

Your call: Your own experience will tell you. If you fall asleep easily, do not have disturbing dreams, and wake up feeing refreshed, then it is an ok combination. Having said that, if you do have issues, then it may the zoloft, (sertraline) so might choose to take it in the morning instead. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink green tea with zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it possible for me to drink green tea with zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes: No problem with green tea and zoloft. The only problem is with Coumadin (warfarin) where green tea lowers the inr and then when it is stopped it doubles. ...Read more

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Can I drink chamomile tea with Zoloft (sertraline)? Is there an interaction? I know St. John's Wort is off limits :) Is chamomile safe?

Can I drink chamomile tea with Zoloft (sertraline)? Is there an interaction? I know St. John's Wort is off limits :) Is chamomile safe?

Yes it is: The St. John's is more of a theoretical. Although it (but not chamomile) lowers liver metabolism of drug, it is not a strong blocker of liver metabolism, and the safety margin of Zoloft (sertraline) is quite high (double the amount is still safe in most). ...Read more

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Can you drink green tea when u take Zoloft (sertraline) and have cystic kidneys?

Can you drink green tea when u take Zoloft (sertraline) and have cystic kidneys?

Zoloft (sertraline) + green tea: I am only responding from a psychiatric perspective. Green tea is fine with use of zoloft (sertraline). You will need to get input from a urologist or other physician about use of green tea with cystic kidneys. ...Read more

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Can I drink chamomile lavender herbal tea while taking Zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I drink chamomile lavender herbal tea while taking Zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft, (sertraline) No tea: Each agent, Zoloft, (sertraline) chamomile and lavender seek to achieve the same effect - decrease of anxiety and/or encouragement of sleep. Since the effects are diffuse and may cause an opposite effect, it is difficult to predict the specific effect on your body. For this reason, consider taking the pharmaceutical med as prescribed. You may take the tablet with plain, hot water for its soothing effect. ...Read more

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Can I take valerian root tea to sleep? I take Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and clonazepam around noon

Can I take valerian root tea to sleep? I take Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and clonazepam around noon

Why not clonazepam: Later in the day, closer to bedtime? Especially if you are sleepy in the daytime? Clonazepam is a good sedative, more potent than valerian root. I don't know your detailed history but you may want to discuss with your doctor. Make sure he/she knows you have daytime sleepiness and hard time with sleep at night. ...Read more

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Want to take 50mg zoloft (sertraline) again but I love strawberry margaritas. It's a low does would drinking on it really be that bad? Would I black out?

SSRI & ETOH.: See that you also use vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Ativan. Use of alcohol is contraindicated with Zoloft, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Ativan. I can't say if you would black out or not - but why play with fire? ...Read more

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Have taken 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) for a month. I plan on going out Saturday and drinking with friends. Should I not take Zoloft (sertraline) the night before? Or what do I do

Have taken 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) for a month. I plan on going out Saturday and drinking with friends. Should I not take Zoloft (sertraline) the night before? Or what do I do

You are wise to ask: Zoloft/sertraline together with ethanol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty concentrating. Maintain Zoloft dose and limit use of alcohol. Take precautions, avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you learn how the combo affects you. Check with prescriber if problems occur. Best regards for health. ...Read more

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What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

Not a good plan: Using zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol together accentuates the sedating properties of both. Also, alcohol use disrupts the sleep cycle -- which depression does also. Alcohol can worsen existing depression. ...Read more

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I took Zoloft (sertraline) a couple of hrs agoand it caught in my throat. Chest hurts terribly and eating/drinking doesn't help. It's making me nauseous?

I took Zoloft (sertraline) a couple of hrs agoand it caught in my throat. Chest hurts terribly and eating/drinking doesn't help. It's making me nauseous?

Panic atack?: Is it the first time u take zoloft (sertraline)? . Do you have stomach problems? Any thing changed? . Were u fasting (empty stomach)? Usually eating something mellow or drinking a cup of milk it helps. Chest pain is unusual and if it endures it may have nothing to do with zoloft (sertraline), is it a panic attack? . Do you have a hx? Emergency Dr. May order an EKG and will clarify. ...Read more

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My dr just subscribed Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. I am suppose to start today. Is it safe to drink while on the med? My gp is aware I want to stop drinking. I currently have been drinking 750ml wine daily.

My dr just subscribed Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. I am suppose to start today. Is it safe to drink while on the med? My gp is aware I want to stop drinking. I currently have been drinking 750ml wine daily.

Stop the wine: Antidepressants and alcohol don't necessarily have danderous interactions, but the amount you're drinking could be contributing to the depression by itself. Remember to work on a plan with your doctor on when to get off of the drug. Antidepressants can help (they're barely better than placebo treatment) but they aren't a long-term solution. You don't have a zoloft (sertraline) deficiency in your brain. ...Read more

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I am drinking Zoloft (sertraline) for depression. When I drinked alcohol, my heart started beating irregularly. What could that mean?

I am drinking Zoloft (sertraline) for depression. When I drinked alcohol, my heart started beating irregularly. What could that mean?

Drinking Zoloft (sertraline)?: You're drinking zoloft (sertraline)? What does that mean? How much are you drinking? If you are drinking, the zoloft (sertraline) won't help with depression. Alcohol causes depression. Please discuss your symptoms with your prescribing physician while being completely open and honest about your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

Very dangerous: Combining alcohol with many medications, especially psychiatric medications like seroquel (quetiapine) or valium, is extremely dangerous. They can cause abnormal consciousness, possibility of passing out, depressed breathing, and other problems. You should discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are ok to have just one drink and how long after taking a medication dose. I don't recommend this at all. ...Read more

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Can I drink earl grey tea and green tea if im taking sertraline?

Can I drink earl grey tea and green tea if im taking sertraline?

Yes you can: That should not be a major problem, unless you drink in excess of more than a few 8 Oz cups a day. ...Read more

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I just got some valerian tea because I've been having a hard time sleeping. Is it okay to have valerian tea 3 hours before taking 50mg zoloft?

I just got some valerian tea because I've been having a hard time sleeping. Is it okay to have valerian tea 3 hours before taking 50mg zoloft?

Valerian tea zoloft: I just got some valerian tea because I've been having a hard time sleeping. Is it okay to have valerian tea 3 hours before taking 50mg zoloft? ANS: Go to drugs. Com and look up interactions of this combo. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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