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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is virtually undetectable in breast milk. So essentially your infant will not "see" zoloft (sertraline). Other studies looking at this showed that there were no adverse effects in the infant who were exposed to zoloft (sertraline) during breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to my baby for me to take Zoloft (sertraline) while I'm breastfeeding? Just got prescribed it.

Is it harmful to my baby for me to take Zoloft (sertraline) while I'm breastfeeding? Just got prescribed it.

Zoloft (sertraline) & breastfeed: Research studies show that zoloft (sertraline) is relatively safe to use while breastfeeding. Even though some may reach breast milk, it was nearly undetectable in the babies. See more here: http://www. Womensmentalhealth. Org/specialty-clinics/breastfeeding-and-psychiatric-medication/
this is a personal decision between you and your doctor, balancing risks & benefits. ...Read more

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I accidentally took my 150mg of zoloft (sertraline) twice tonight. I'm breastfeeding, should I be worried?

I accidentally took my 150mg of zoloft (sertraline) twice tonight. I'm breastfeeding, should I be worried?

Hold breastfeeding: Although the "extra" Zoloft (sertraline) dosage may not impact the baby, it would be wise to use previously frozen breast milk for now and wait for 12 hours before resuming active breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). If I increase to 75mg will baby be exposed to 50% more medication?

Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). If I increase to 75mg will baby be exposed to 50% more medication?

Sertraline and moms: No. Sertraline seems to be the safest to take while breastfeeding. In studies of breastfeeding infants whose mothers were taking sertraline, the drug has either been undetectable or insignificant in the infant's blood. As always, please discuss your concerns with your healthcare providers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Possibly: Vicodin and zoloft (sertraline) are often used together safely. However, these medications can both be in breast milk. It is important that you speak to your ob/gyn and/or your pediatrician about this issue. ...Read more

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Can I take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

Can I take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

The less the better: The lessdim plus contains various vegetables, repotedly. I would be leery of their claim that it supports breast functio. I would also ask your doctor if the zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). Need to go up to 75 but worried about baby getting more medication. Is 75 a high dose while nursing? Will she get more?

Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). Need to go up to 75 but worried about baby getting more medication. Is 75 a high dose while nursing? Will she get more?

Not really: The AAP released an article on 8/23/2013 advising that most medications are safe for breastfeeding mothers, although antidepressants were cited as ones with potential problems, yet it wasn't recommended to stop it, the NIH Toxnet and Lactmed databases didn't recommend stopping it either, check them for more information. You want to tell your child 's pediatrician about it too, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)? I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)? I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Could be the Zoloft (sertraline): You could be having a reaction to the zoloft (sertraline). Please see your physician about this today so that both the rash and your anxiety can be addressed. Do not take further zoloft (sertraline) doses until speaking with your doctor today. ...Read more

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What were the usual side effects of sertraline?

What were the usual side effects of sertraline?

Zoloft (sertraline): Headaches, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea are common. Also sexual side effects such as impotence later on. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

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What are the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. Some adverse effects include nausea, headaches, irritability & occasionally weight changes. It is advised to be taken with food. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) side effects. 25 mg. Really nervous to try it tonight. Will it make me dizzy?!

Zoloft (sertraline) side effects. 25 mg. Really nervous to try it tonight. Will it make me dizzy?!

Dear Ocelot,: So much fear. Try to be less anxious about this. Although every medication including zoloft (sertraline) has potential side effects - I have treated thousands of patients w zoloft (sertraline) with good results. It has been reported that 10 to 20% of people on zoloft (sertraline) may experience dizziness at one time or another. That means there is an 80 to 90% chance that you won't experience dizziness. Take care. ...Read more

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Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Watch carefully!: While it is possible that those side effects may disappear, it's usually a reason to make a turn-about and find other approaches to your depressive symptoms - including psychotherapy. These are not uncommon and in young men, they may be especially worrying. Definitely tell your provider and ask for alternatives to consider - especially if it doesn't change very, very soon. ...Read more

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Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) or Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake indicated for anxiety and depression. However, different people respond to SSRI differently. Sertraline may not be the right medication for you. You may want to consult your doctor to try a different antidepressant if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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Would taking l-methyfolate with Zoloft (sertraline) help more with ocd? Would there be any side effects?

Possibly: There are some who believe this helps - for you only by trying will you be able to tell if it helps ...Read more

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How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...Read more

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I'm currently on Zoloft (sertraline) for depression what are the serious side effects of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects: Other than allergy to the medication the only really serious side effect with Zoloft (sertraline) is that it can very rarely cause suicidal thoughts in some people (usually children and young adults). Otherwise, side effects are usually relatively minor: upset stomach, decreased libido, impaired or delayed ejaculation, dry mouth, drowsiness, agitation, insomnia. Many of the side effects go away with time. ...Read more

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The doctor's want me to take zoloft (sertraline). I am a little nervous about taking it. What are the bad side effects?

The doctor's want me to take zoloft (sertraline). I am a little nervous about taking it. What are the bad side effects?

All medications have: Potential for side effects but that doesn't mean that a person will necessarily experience them. Potential side effects include loose bowel movements, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, feeling more anxious; change in appetite. Most of my patients tolerate the medication well. ...Read more

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I have been taking 25mg of Sertraline for less than a week. I hate the side effects and want to get off of it. How do I wean myself off?

I have been taking 25mg of Sertraline for less than a week. I hate the side effects and want to get off of it. How do I wean myself off?

Stop: Sertraline is not addictive. It is a surprise that you are getting significant side effects, but no surprise that you may be getting no benefit, at such a low dose. As a rule of thumb, 25 mg of sertraline can be discontinued without a discontinuation syndrome. But it would be wise to discuss this all with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing anxiety symptoms. Have tried 5htp not helping. Dr suggested Zoloft (sertraline) but I'm very apprehensive about side effects?

Discuss with MD: You obviously have significant symptoms. Zoloft (sertraline) and other ssris (as they are called) are very effective and safe if used appropraitely under supervision of a physician. You should discuss your concerns with your physician to select a medicine that is best for you. ...Read more

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On 25mg of sertraline for anxiety, been on this for weeks, doc said to go up to 50mg after 1 week, too scared because of side effects I got with 25mg!?

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On 25mg of sertraline for anxiety, been on this for weeks, doc said to go up to 50mg after 1 week, too scared because of side effects I got with 25mg!?

Call doctor: If you have bad side effects with any drug, you should not increase it without having checked with your doctor first. This is the time for you to call and the likelihood is that you will be given a different drug. ...Read more

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I've been on sertraline for 5 years. I'm being weaned off it and having side effects like nausea. How long will they last and what can I do to help?

I've been on sertraline for 5 years. I'm being weaned off it and having side effects like nausea. How long will they last and what can I do to help?

As above: It depends on how much u were taking, if u wean u self off gradually by cutting u dose by 25 percent every 4 days most likely u will succeed in weaning u self off. ...Read more

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Decided to go on a low dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) to help with depression. Any bad side effects I should be concerned with? I am otherwise healthy.

Decided to go on a low dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) to help with depression. Any bad side effects I should be concerned with? I am otherwise healthy.

You'll know: Watch yourself and note any unusual reactions. Just keep track for a week and perhaps verify with someone close to you who might notice things. You may have none, or briefly some - Some have bad ones, but you'll find out soon. If you need to stop, let the Dr know ASAP and they'll taper you off. ...Read more

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Finally got diagnosed with GAD. Took Zoloft, (sertraline) but had to stop due to side effects. What's some other medications I can try for anxiety that are good?

Finally got diagnosed with GAD. Took Zoloft, (sertraline) but had to stop due to side effects. What's some other medications I can try for anxiety that are good?

Many different meds: Have been successfully used to treat GAD. Even within the class of medication, SSRIs (tells us which type of neurotransmitter is involved) that Zoloft (sertraline) falls, there are other alternatives that may be used. And if that class of medications isn't ideal, there are multiple other different types. Your best bet is to review this with your treating physician, as it helps to be more familiar with you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of snorting sertraline?

Not known: Sertraline has not been studies for snorting.
Drugs get absorbed faster through nasal mucosa.

I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't act any further to reduce depression. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Zoloft (sertraline): Potential side effects include dry mouth, increased sweating, headache, tremor, loose bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, palpitations, chest discomfort, back pain, myalgias, yawning, ringing in the ears, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, fatigue, feeling more anxious & change in appetite. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Ones pts complain ab: Queasy stomach diarrhea delayed ejaculation anorgasmia restlessness. ...Read more

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What are the immediate side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

What are the immediate side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Variable: Maybe none. Some people can get a little sedated. Other common side effects include nausea, headache, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation, tremor, decreased appetite, increased anxiety, or decrease in libido or other sexual side effects. ...Read more

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I am to take Zoloft (sertraline) and I wonder what the side effects are?

Nause and headache: There are several side effects that occur early in treatment as above and sometimes nervousness, insomnia, drowsiness, dry mouth and sweating and diarrhea which is usually rare.
Some people also have sexual side effects as a decrease in libido. ...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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Zoloft (Definition)

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