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Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for a few months and piled on the pounds and my trousers don't fit unless elasticated so will I loose it if I stop the drug?

Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for a few months and piled on the pounds and my trousers don't fit unless elasticated so will I loose it if I stop the drug?

Zoloft (sertraline) weight gain: Review your weight gain with prescribing doctor to make sure there is no other explanation. If all points to Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) discuss switching to another med not likely to cause weight gain. Weight gain should slowly reverse when Zoloft (sertraline) is stopped. Be sure to eat healthy and exercise as best you can. Good you're questioning the weight gain. All the best. ...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


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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsiness •vomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nausea •dizzinessagitation
•shakiness (tremor).
coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Zoloft (sertraline) Overdose sx's: May include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, agitation, ^ or v heart rate, seizures, fainting, hallucination, coma, delirum, ^ blood pressure & death. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

No tests.: This is a confusing question.
Most doctors start with the smallest amount ant it's a sufficient dosage. ...Read more

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Can you hallucinate on Zoloft (sertraline) after you overdose on it?

I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants. Hallucinations may be part of the underlying illness. Many who make suicide attempts take a combination of meds and some organ damage might occur. If you or someone is considering overdosing, please seek help. Suicidal gestures or intentions are not the answer. They are many resources, call local help lines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Zoloft OD: Recommended dosing for Zoloft/ sertraline is up to 200mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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Can I take zoloft and miralax together? Drugs. Com says it causes an interaction

Can I take zoloft and miralax together? Drugs. Com says it causes an interaction

Interaction: Just consider separating the times you take the Zoloft and the Miralax. That should be plenty to rid of any direct interaction. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cold medicine to take when you are taking 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Mucolytics: Antihistamines and Mucinex (guaifenesin) or other mucolytics work best. Decongestants may once blood, pressure and anxiety. Generally antihistamines are not recommended due to making mucous stickier.
Drink lots of liquids, teas and chicken soup! ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg. What OTC medicine is safe to take for cold/cough?

Hi, I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg. What OTC medicine is safe to take for cold/cough?

Chicken Soup ; Other: No kidding--chicken soup has been proven effective for colds. As for otc medications they are usually no problem--however--be aware any mix of medications can have unexpected reactions. So follow label directions and be extra cautious to start. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) last? How long till the medicine is effective and I start noticing a difference in myself?

Sertraline effects: Some Pts notice mild improvement in mood or anxiety within days of starting an SSRI (doses are adjusted daily in hosp). pts will need to be on a therapeutic dose for up to 8 weeks to see full benefits of the med. Pts also differ with respect to SEs. Most Pts have only self limited or rather tolerable SEs (like dry mouth). Rarely, more serious SEs occur. Talk to your doc about your risks/benefits ...Read more

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I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) 12.5mg for 3 weeks with the most horrible side effects. I no longer want to take this medicine. How do I get off of it?

Talk w/doctor: First, I suggest talking with your doctor about your decision. The zoloft (sertraline) must have been prescribed because of some symptoms you were having, and these may still need treatment even if zoloft (sertraline) is not the best option for you. You also haven't mentioned what "horrible side effects" you're experiencing -- but I'm sure your doctor would want to know so that something more helpful can be given. ...Read more

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I take 200mg of Zoloft daily for depression-i know there are some cold medicines that shouldn't be taken with Zoloft-what cold medicines can I take wi?

I take 200mg of Zoloft daily for depression-i know there are some cold medicines that shouldn't be taken with Zoloft-what cold medicines can I take wi?

Zoloft: Interacts with several medications, it would be helpful if you tell us which medication you are planning to take, however, as for cold medicines, you want to be careful when using antihistamines (included in most cold medicines) as they might cause CNS depression if combined with zoloft. Ask the pharmacist at the drug store or check with your primary doctor, use with caution or use topical meds ...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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Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) overdose: Nothing will happen. Zoloft (sertraline) and ssris are so safe no one can die on overdose with them. But do not take meds doses beyond what your doctor counsels you to take. What is your intent to take more than your doctor prescribes for you? ...Read more

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Titrated up to Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg and have been at this dose for 4 days. How long can it take to feel the calming effect from this drug?

Titrated up to Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg and have been at this dose for 4 days. How long can it take to feel the calming effect from this drug?

Zoloft (sertraline): It may take 4 to 6 weeks (sometimes as short as 2 weeks) to get the therapeutic effect of an SSRI when on an optimal dose. See that you also take Tramadol. Don't know how high your dose is. Just be aware that combination of tramadol and zoloft (sertraline) may ^ risk for serotinergic Syndrome. Take care. ...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?

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

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Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Nope: One is not better than the other. Response rates are similar for major depression. Differences in potential side-effects and drug-interactions. Cost basis is similar for both (despite what the retail pharmacy might want to sell it to you for). ...Read more

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I overdosed on 2300 mg of Zoloft, then a day later, I did 2100mg of Zoloft and 140 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram).

Overdoses: You are taking potentially lethal doses of medication. Are you suicidal? Call 911 or go to ER immediately. Call National Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Feel dizziness & unbalanced with zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg after waking up - does that mean its not the suitable drug?

Feel dizziness & unbalanced with zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg after waking up - does that mean its not the suitable drug?

Possible interpretat: It is possible the symptoms you are feeling are side effects. It may be helpful if you use a lower dose. Is this possible? If this is a new medicine for you, it may be there is an alternative. Contact the medical provider that prescribed this for you to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Both can happen: Many people report mild dizziness, or a "drugged" feeling, when first starting an ssri like zoloft (sertraline). This usually stops after a day or two, and very often by a week. If it persists or is severe, talk to your doctor. Similar symptoms can happen if zoloft is stopped too suddenly. Note: vertigo is a special kind of dizziness (the room "spins"), & is not as often associated with ssris. ...Read more

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My son, 97lbs, takes Zoloft 25mg daily, well tonight he took 5 mg of flexeril with it by mistake because I had it next to his medicine. Will he be ok?

My son, 97lbs, takes Zoloft 25mg daily, well tonight he took 5 mg of flexeril with it by mistake because I had it next to his medicine. Will he be ok?

Yes: It is scary when it is your child, but give fluids, monitor and watch his steadiness on his feet. Those doses seem small enough, that it will just make him very sleepy. ...Read more

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I'm 7 wks preg on zoloft (sertraline) 150mg dr said its category c drug. I used it in my other preg my daughter is fine just scared now that I hurt my baby it safe?

Zoloft/Pregnant: Prior good response is a good prognostic sign. If the Zoloft (sertraline) is keeping your anxiety & moods under control, work closely with your Psychiatrist & your Ob/Gyn. To monitor your pregnancy progress. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? (morning medicine) Take only lamictal alone in the evening. Any dangers?

What happens if you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? (morning medicine) Take only lamictal alone in the evening. Any dangers?

Take as prescribed: By taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Lamictal the same time each day, you maintain therapeutic blood levels for the best effect. Take your medications as prescribed and discuss with your doctor if you have trouble taking them consistently about the same time daily. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Gastric lavage: The treatment for a zoloft (sertraline) overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

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Suicidal thoughts to overdose on my 100mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

See psychiatrist now: Please call your psychiatrist or psychologist right away or go to emergency room or urgent care right now before you take any steps on your thoughts. ...Read more

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Yesterday I went cold turkey from 125 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg risperidone and am feeling weird. Will I hallucinate I don't want to take drugs anymore?

Yesterday I went cold turkey from 125 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg risperidone and am feeling weird. Will I hallucinate I don't want to take drugs anymore?

Must restart meds: My firm and immediate recommendation is that you go back on your medication so that you don't have any type of withdrawal symptoms at all. Hallucinations are absolutely no fun. Your dose of Risperidone is very low and you're on a very moderate dose of zoloft (sertraline). If you're having difficulty with side effects of the medication please contact your psychiatrist to discuss it with him immediately. Never stop the medication precipitously on your own. Best wishes. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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