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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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Dr prescribed 5mg liquid Zoloft (sertraline) because I am very medication sensitive. Also doing CBT for social phobia. will I have any effects from this low dose?

Dr prescribed 5mg liquid Zoloft (sertraline) because I am very medication sensitive.  Also doing CBT for social phobia.  will I have any effects from this low dose?

Yes: Yes, it could. Most probably you start at a very low dose and he will raise it as tolerated until it helps. If you are "sensitive to medications", you may ask your Doctor to order Genetic Studies(usually obtained thru a swab of your cheek), which will tell all your Doctors how your Liver (CYP-450) handles medications to avoid adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

Taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) for two weeks w/buspar, still feel loss of appetite and losing some wght. Anxiety is not as bad. Is no appetite normal?

No appetite: No, it's more normal to have some appetite. You and your doctor may need to increase your zoloft (sertraline) dose, since loss of appetite can be part of depression. Zoloft (sertraline) also requires at least 4-6 weeks therapeutic dosing for effectiveness. Work with your doctor on this, and please consider adding psychotherapy also. ...Read more

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My doc has prescribed 5ml liquid zoloft, and 45 mg buspar (buspirone). I worry about seratonin syndrom. Is this a lot of meds?

My doc has prescribed 5ml liquid zoloft, and 45 mg buspar (buspirone). I worry about seratonin syndrom. Is this a lot of meds?

Talk to your doctor!: Make sure you talk to your doctor with your concerns. You are taking less than the max dose of both. As your doctor likely told you, if you do have to use both Buspar (buspirone) & zoloft together there is a risk of serotonin syndrome. This usually occurs due to combining these meds with other medications. It is important that your doctors know all the meds you are taking every time you see them. ...Read more

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Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Hello!  I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD.  She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste.  Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed.  Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Yes: Not uncommon for older kids to have trouble swallowing pills due to severe anxiety/OCD. Try crushing tablet and mixing with applesauce or ice cream. Do talk about this issue with therapist or prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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