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Is there a difference between sertraline and sertraline hcl?

Is there a difference between sertraline and sertraline hcl?

No: Hcl just means hydrochloride, which is part of the chemical name. ...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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I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication i was going to go out with some friends for a?

I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication i was going to go out with some friends for a?

Not recommended: I wouldn't recommend use of any additional substances -- including alcohol -- if you have anxiety and/or are getting used to a new medication (like sertaline). Sertraline + alcohol can lead to sedation. Also, drinking alcohol itself can lead to anxiety -- depending on how much you drink, your frazzled neurons can fire in disturbed ways while recovering. ...Read more

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Please tell me the difference between sertraline and sertraline hcl?

Please tell me the difference between sertraline and sertraline hcl?

Sertraline : Sertraline hcl is the name of the compound in the tablet. When you take the tablet, the hcl part is cleaved off and you are left with sertraline in your stomach which is eventually absorbed and then metabolized by your liver into other compounds before it comes out in your stool. ...Read more

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Is sertraline HCl bad for my health and will it make me break out and age?

Is sertraline HCl bad for my health and will it make me break out and age?

No and no.: Sertraline is not a health problem for 93-97% of people; a rare minority cannot metabolize it quickly and so small amounts may make them feel quite ill temporarily. It does not accelerate aging, nor to my knowledge and experience does it promote acne. However, anxiety can provoke acne. ...Read more

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Can intake sertraline HCl 100 mg at around 6pm or does it have to be taken in the morning?

Can intake sertraline HCl 100 mg at around 6pm or does it have to be taken in the morning?

Does not matter: Some people find this medication to be "activating" and find themselves having a difficult time sleeping if they take it in the evening. Others find that it makes them a little more tired. If it makes you more tired take it at night. If it makes you feel more energetic, take it in the morning. Either way is ok, the most important thing is consistency. ...Read more

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I took sertraline HCl 25 mg last night for my anxiety and it gave me insonia, i'm 18, is that normal? And will it go away?

I took sertraline HCl 25 mg last night for my anxiety and it gave me insonia, i'm 18, is that normal? And will it go away?

That can happen.: Especially when you are getting used to the medication. Taking it in the morning may help. ...Read more

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Is it bad to combine caffeine, clondine, sertraline and propranol HCl - please help!?

Is it bad to combine caffeine, clondine, sertraline and propranol HCl - please help!?

Depends: This all depends on your particular health status, doses involved, and what you are being treated for. Please consult with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What may cause my blood sugar to fall into the 50s at any given time? currently on 200 mg Sertraline HCL daily.

What may cause my blood sugar to fall into the 50s at any given time?  currently on 200 mg Sertraline HCL daily.

Blood sugar: If you have low blood sugar from time to time and and take Sertraline-H CL daily, you must see either your Primary doctor now or arrange an appointment with an Endocrinologist.
The two doctors will discuss what is found and what changes will be necessary. ...Read more

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My wife just took 10 mg zolpidemtartrate along with 50 mg sertraline HCl and she is now dizzy and feels strange?

My wife just took 10 mg zolpidemtartrate  along with 50 mg sertraline HCl and she is now dizzy and feels strange?

SHOULD BE OK: It is ok she is not over dose it is a side effect of the medicine. Make sure you assure her, and stay with her keep the eye on her breathing make sure is not compromised
if at any time she could not breath properly or start complaining of short of breath call 911 or take her to er
keep her hydrated she should be fine. ...Read more

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I started taking sertraline HCl 25mg friday morning for anxiety. It's my third day on the medication. Is it safe to have a few drinks? My doc said yes

I started taking sertraline HCl 25mg friday morning for anxiety. It's my third day on the medication. Is it safe to have a few drinks? My doc said yes

"A few" = how many?: First, consider why you doubt your physician's advice. Next -- regarding the safety of "a few" drinks, it depends on the quantity you mean. I wouldn't recommend drinking at all while getting used to sertraline, as adding alcohol can lead to more sedation than expected. Also, drinking alcohol can itself lead to anxiety -- especially in hangovers when your irritable neurons are trying to recover. ...Read more

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I've started to take sertraline HCl 100 mg tablet and my heart has started to hurt and it has been difficult for me to sleep should I contact my psychiatrist immediately?

I've started to take sertraline HCl 100 mg tablet and my heart has started to hurt and it has been difficult for me to sleep should I contact my psychiatrist immediately?

The : The short answer to your question is "yes!". The long answer to your question is: "yes, because any time your heart starts to hurt (physically) after taking a new medication, you need to a) imediately call the office of the person who prescribed it, and b) hold off taking it again until you hear back from your doctor. If, on the other hand, the "hurt" is emotional, then you may want to use reasonable judgement to decide just how life threatening the outcome could potentially be, prior to making an urgent call, but you should still call the office to try to get in to discuss it, assuming you are pretty sure the medicine is causing it... Oh, and occassionally meds in that class can cause some insomnia early in the treatment, but that usually goes away within a wk or two. 100 mg is a very high initial dosage for sertraline, so I do have some concerns about that dosing, regardless, if you didn't build up to it.". ...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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My gf twitches in her sleep but lately seizure-like our doctor says it's epilepsia partialis continua we got phenobarbitone sertraline hcl.Its serios?

I have concerns: You may be dealing with a sleep disorder, previously termed "nocturnal myoclonus". Epilepsia partialis continua is usually associated with status epilepticus and is the residual activity after partial control. Am not aware of results of EEG or other studies, and we truly no longer use phenobarbital in USA due to it's problems. Contact us via Concierge Consult, as this needs far greater focus. ...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)?

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?

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

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Is it okay that I am concerned about these Zoloft (sertraline) side effects?

Caution is good: A healthy level of caution/concern is a good thing. Most patients who experience side effects with zoloft (sertraline) will have them early on and often they are temporary. With a little time they may go away as you adjust to the medication. To expect side effects to occur spontaneously later in treatment when no changes of dose or meds are made would be not advised since this would be highly unusual. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

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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Do sertraline's side effects bother most patients?

No: Most pts tolerate it pretty well. In my mexperience sexual side effects & GI complaints r the most common and the latter subside in a few days. ...Read more

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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) or hydroxyzine?

Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) or hydroxyzine?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) side effets: most common: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, sedation, nervousness, switch to maina, weight gain/loss, sweating, dry mouth, high blood pressure, rarely hallucinations, serotonin syndrome when mixed with other serotinergic agents, sexual side effects, for hydorxizine: sedation, paradoxical excitement, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, tachycardia, blurry vision. ...Read more

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Are there any sexual side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Often: For all of the ssris, including zoloft, (sertraline) sexual dysfunction are common side effects. In men this is typically decreased libido and delayed ejaculation, while in women it tends to be decreased libido. Of note, people who are depressed often have reduced libido to begin with. ...Read more

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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

Bradycardia?: I assume by "low pulse" you mean an inappropriately slow heart rate, or "bradycardia". According to the FDA (& the information inserted with the Zoloft (sertraline) package), during the trials for Zoloft (sertraline), there was no difference in heart rate or other cardiac parameters compared to placebo. HOWEVER, since it became available, cases of associated bradycardia have been reported & label was updated appropriately. ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft (sertraline) and advair, possible side effects?

Many possible: Both zoloft (sertraline) and advair have possible side-effects. However, it may be especially worth mentioning that the anti-asthma medication advair combines a beta-agonist and a steroid. Both of these may affect mood, especially the former, which can cause nervousness and a "hyper" feeling. If zoloft (sertraline) is being taken for anxiety, the advair may work against it somewhat. Ask your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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