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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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How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, hence produces elevation in serotonin levels which produce reduction in symptoms of depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you ichy?

Zoloft (sertraline) and itchy: We can be allergic to any chemicals that we take, from skin product to pills. Itchy is the main allergic reaction to anything. But itchy is not know of as a "side effect" from zoloft (sertraline).
Any redness on the skin where it itch? How long does it last of been happening? Does it get worse? Had you taken zoloft (sertraline) before then take it again? You can also react to the chemical that makes the pill, not zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can you cut Zoloft (sertraline) in half?

Can you cut Zoloft (sertraline) in half?

Yes: But depends on what dose you want to take, also as long as you are aware that cutting the dose may put you at risk of relapsing to depression. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) affect eyesight?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) affect eyesight?

Yes but. ...: More often than not the eye problems are due to something else. Best have the eye doctor have a look. (refraction, tonometry and a good look at the back of the eye) If then it is thought that the medication may be contributing, the prescribing physician should be made aware and allowed to participate in any proposed change in medication. ...Read more

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Is a 300 mg dose of sertraline too much?

Is a 300 mg dose of sertraline too much?

Maybe: The usual dosage for this medication is 50 to 200 mg per day. However, each person is different. Your question would be better addressed by your prescriber. ...Read more

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When should I take my sertraline (zoloft)?

When should I take my sertraline (zoloft)?

Every day: The time it of day for sertraline doesn't matter unless it causes sleepiness (take at night) or restlessnes (take in daytime. If you take other medications or vitamins, take the sertraline with them so that there is a pattern that's easy to remember. Sertraline, like all antidepressants, takes time to begin to have an effect, and needs daily dosing to maintain an effect. Sporadic doses=>failure. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) the same as sandoz?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) the same as sandoz?

No: Zoloft is the trade name of sertraline, an antidepressant made by the drug company pfizer. Sandoz is a company that makes generic medications, among others -- but not sertraline. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) come in 15mg dose?

No but: Sertraline hydrochloride tablets come in 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 150mg and 200mg strengths. The brand name zoloft comes in 25mg/ 50mg and 100mg strengths. As as dr. Peppas stated earlier there is sertraline hydrochloride oral solution which is 20mg per ml. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you irratable?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you irratable?

Possible.: Zoloft (sertraline) is antidepressant of the ssr familyit can cause irritability, anger, and shakiness. In people with bipolar disorder, nit can activate mania. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) make you less manly?

Interesting question: I am thinking that the answer would be no. It all depends on what your definition of manly is though. However, if you are referring to erectile dysfunction or sexual side effects including sexual drive, then perhaps there could be a negative impact to the introduction of sertraline. ...Read more

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Sertraline, should I take in morning or evening?

Sertraline, should I take in morning or evening?

Morning: Most ssri's can be activating and interrupt your ability to sleep. ...Read more

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Hyland's nerve tonic and Zoloft (sertraline) if ok?

Hyland's nerve tonic and Zoloft (sertraline) if ok?

"Nerve tonic"?: Hyland's Nerve Tonic is completely safe because it's worthless. It does absolutely nothing. The notion of "nerve tonics" is TOTALLY bogus. During the bad old freewheeling unregulated days before the FDA, the traveling medicine shows, magnetic healers, herbalists & snake-oil salesmen peddled "nerve tonics" & other useless nostrums to a gullible public. You're buying a bottle of expensive placebos. ...Read more

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What the recommend dayly dose of zoloft (sertraline)?

Result dependant: It is always recommended to use the lowest therapeutic dose of an y medication, so every person can be different. "usual" adult doses can range form 50mg to 200mg doses [high] with 100mg being the most common. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens when you stop taking sertraline suddenly?

Withdrawal: Technically, we use the term discontinuation syndrome to describe what happens on sudden withdrawal from sertraline or other ssri. Symptoms include irritability, lightheadedness, malaise, strange sensations (like electric shocks down the neck or back especially when turning your head), and GI distress. In my experience, it is helpful to take an occasional 1/4-1/2 pill to reduce these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me something positive about sertraline?

Just a few: Ssri such as sertraline (zoloft), the drug of choice for the management of depression in elderly patients, especially those with cardiac arrhythmias. The sertraline also tend to be more stimulating and less sedating than the tricyclic antidepressant. As a result, they are usually taken in the morning and not at bedtime. Sertraline has the lowest inhibitory effect on cytochrome p450 enzymes. ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) help my depersonlaztion disoder?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) help my depersonlaztion disoder?

Depersonalization: Zoloft (sertraline) can help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. If anxiety is one of the things that triggers your depersonalization episodes, then it may help. However, one would also need to understand the experiences you have that lead to depersonalization, and work on those in psychotherapy. Using zoloft (sertraline) won't "cure" or heal the disorder, but may help ameliorate symptoms. ...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