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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it possible to develop allergies or other side effects from switching from brand name Zoloft (sertraline) to generic Sertraline?

Is it possible to develop allergies or other side effects from switching from brand name Zoloft (sertraline) to generic Sertraline?

Not likely: Don't worry about that change. The inspection quality is not significantly different in any licensed pharmaceutical lab. Really, don't worry. That could cause an experience of negative effects for no other reason. It's a true phenomena - expectancy is powerful. Avoid it. ...Read more

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Are there sertraline allergies?

Are there sertraline allergies?

Yes: Allergies to allrgy drugs are uncommon but do occur. If you suspect you are having a reaction see your physician. ...Read more

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I am taking 3 different meds for allergies and zoloft (sertraline). I had a blood test and skin test without stopping them. Did that negate the tests?

I am taking 3 different meds for allergies and zoloft (sertraline). I had a blood test and skin test without stopping them. Did that negate the tests?

Maybe: If you had a positive response to the allergy test, it is probably valid. However, the medications could have interfered with the test to give you a negative result when you are really allergic to something. There are different types of response to an allergen that is often cell-mediated but the process is rather complicated. There have been reported interference due to use of medications. ...Read more

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Mild lightheadness for 3 days. Cause? Notice it when bad thoughts or stressed. Swtched frm Zoloft (sertraline) 2 Prozac 200mg. Urine clr. No x-pain. Slight allergy

Mild lightheadness for 3 days. Cause? Notice it when bad thoughts or stressed. Swtched frm Zoloft (sertraline) 2 Prozac 200mg. Urine clr. No x-pain. Slight allergy

Please talk to DR: 200 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) is an extraordinarily high dose & could lead to serotinergic syndrome. Don't put off discussion w your doctor. ...Read more

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I take Sertraline HCL 50 MG and Trazodone 150 MG Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy liqui-Gels 25 MG with the other meds?

I take Sertraline HCL 50 MG and Trazodone 150 MG Is it ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy liqui-Gels 25 MG with the other meds?

For what?: All meds have potential adverse effects and the more meds you are on increases this risk. Both sertraline and trazodone are antidepressants, but you are likely taking trazodone for sleep and these 2 are not an uncommon combo. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also sedating. If you need Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies talk to your doc about tapering down trazodone. Also consider seeing an allergist ...Read more

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I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

I am having a metallic taste in my mouth and a worsening"hacking/phlegm" cough. In case its relevant, I am also taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Claritin for allergies. What should I do?

Probably phelgm: Mucous secretion due to that produced in the upper sinus passages and upper airway as well at that produced in the lower respiratory tree can drain into the back of the mouth and when tasted, can have a metallic taste pending the type of infection, some blood and if mixed with medications, food and other ingestants, give the metallic taste. If this doesn't clear with "wellness" get checked out. ...Read more

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Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Feeling similar to "brain zap" - minor allergies with mild congestion in head - 50mg zoloft/day - could either be the cause? Concerned!

Yep.: Either could be - or both. Many questions like: for how long, previous times - same symptoms?
What else are you taking? Etc.
I thinkyou want your dr to check this out. ...Read more

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Hello, Can I take 1 waldryl severe allergy and sinus headache when yesterday I took 1 zoloft 50 mg at 11:00p.m. because I woke up with nose allergy.

Hello, Can I take 1 waldryl severe allergy and sinus headache when yesterday I took 1 zoloft 50 mg at 11:00p.m. because I woke up with nose allergy.

Medication timing: Waldryl (diphenhydramine) is a good antihistamine but sedating and effects last a few hours. You might consider a nonsedating antihistamine such as cetirizine, loratadine, fexofenadine that will give you close to 24hrs of allergy relief and can be taken any time of day (usually). If it's nasal symptoms go straight to the source with mometasone or fluticasone nasal spray. Sertraline keep U awake? ...Read more

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19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

Narcolepsy requires: A comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy. Htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read more

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Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone?

Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. Needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

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What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

Ans: Avoid cough and cold medicine containing dextromethorphan, an opiate derivative. Many products do not contain this. Check with pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Zoloft (sertraline) if you are allergic to sulfa drugs?

Is it dangerous to take Zoloft (sertraline) if you are allergic to sulfa drugs?

It Is Safe: Zoloft (sertraline) does not contain any sulfa in its tablets. There are generic versions of zoloft and they are also sulfa free. Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication that has been approved by the fda for the following conditions: major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstual dysphoric disorder. ...Read more

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Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Nat Library of Med: Doing a literature search in the national library of medicine shows the adverse events reported with sertraline were most likely to occur early in the course of treatment and there was no evidence of any increase in events in the elderly or with longer-term treatment. Sertraline was not associated with excess of death from any cause, suicides, suicide attempts or serious life-threatening events. ...Read more

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I have been taking 100mg sertraline for 2 yrs. I'm feeling extremely stuck with no focus at all. Are there any drugs/supplements I could take?

I have been taking 100mg sertraline for 2 yrs. I'm feeling extremely stuck with no focus at all. Are there any drugs/supplements I could take?

Maybe therapy: Sometimes the medication needs to be changed and there are lots of antidepressants that might be helpful as well as possibly adjusting the dosage of the current medication. Talking therapy may also be helpful.
Discuss the situation with your doctor ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) medication to blame for becoming anorexic? Never dieted before, on medicine tried to starve, soon as I got off, anorexic feelings went away.

Is Zoloft (sertraline) medication to blame for becoming anorexic? Never dieted before, on medicine tried to starve, soon as I got off, anorexic feelings went away.

This is unusual but: Possible and reportable. Contact your perscribing doctor and discus with him about contacting the makers of Zoloft (sertraline).This action may help others in the future and may well confirm your suspicions. ...Read more

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Hello I suffer from SAD generalised type even in most social events and actions. What's the best drug? Can I take remeron or zoloft (sertraline)? Which is better?

Hello I suffer from SAD generalised type even in most social events and actions. What's the best drug? Can I take remeron or zoloft (sertraline)? Which is better?

Look for underlying: I assume SAD refers to social anxiety disorder vs seasonal affective disorder vs schizoaffective disorder

Finding the underlying cause is always better than taking a pill to mask the symptoms and create more symptoms. Looking at neurotransmitters. For example pyrrole disorder (which can be helped by zinc and vitamin B 6) can explain the social anxiety symptoms. Try desensitization, relaxatio ...Read more

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I am on Zoloft (sertraline) and I am struggling to read or follow conversations. Will it get better. How so I know if its from my obsessional OCD or from the drugs?

I am on Zoloft (sertraline) and I am struggling to read or follow conversations. Will it get better. How so I know if its from my obsessional OCD or from the drugs?

Zoloft (sertraline): More likely the ocd. Recommend your doctor discuss with u possible adjustments in medication instead of u trying to do so to see if zoloft (sertraline) is the culprit. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take the drug Zoloft (sertraline)?

How safe is it to take the drug Zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): For major depression &/or anxiety, as prescribed, it is quite safe. ...Read more

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Would Zoloft (sertraline) make you fail a drug screen?

Would Zoloft (sertraline) make you fail a drug screen?

No: This is for a common workplace drug screen, correct? I hope you are taking it under a physician's supervision. It is not a drug of abuse, and even if it were, if you have a prescription you should be fine. You cannot taking medications like this and be a private pilot, and you might conceivably be screened for this in the event of a mishap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Has anybody died off of using the drug Zoloft (sertraline)? And if so what was the major reason why?

Zoloft (sertraline): Scattered cases reported with any antidepressant, with main causes being sudden death from heart issues, to suicides to unknown cause. I routinely order essential lab workup, monitor heart status, & assess for suicidality prior to starting antidepressants. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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