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How to tell if I am having too many Zoloft (sertraline) side effects?

How to tell if I am having too many Zoloft (sertraline) side effects?

Dysfunctional: If the side effects are impacting your health, or causing you so much distress you are not functioning in your personal or professional life, you should discuss alternative medications with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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How long would it take until Zoloft (sertraline) side effects go away?

How long would it take until Zoloft (sertraline) side effects go away?

Zoloft (sertraline): That depends - loose stools usually resolve within 14 days. For GI upset take with food or use probiotics. Many side effects resolve within days to several weeks. However, there may be some side effects that don't dissipate. ...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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Do sertraline's side effects bother most patients?

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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Zoloft (sertraline) side effects? Does it make you gain or lose weight?

Weight changes: It can be related to either weight gain or loss. But more often is associate weight gain. ...Read more

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Currently taking 250mg of sertraline. I just consumed a beverage that had 50mg ginseng; is this safe to drink while taking sertraline? Side effects?

Sertraline & Ginseng: There are no reported interactions between sertraline and ginseng. The possible results would be feeling more energized, and the effects would last for a short period of time. ...Read more

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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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Could this be a Zoloft (sertraline) side effects? I was doing some yoga with my P90X work out then my bones felt very sensitive?

Could this be a Zoloft (sertraline) side effects? I was doing some yoga with my P90X work out then my bones felt very sensitive?

Zoloft (sertraline): Usually this kind bone pain is not side effects of zoloft (sertraline). Actually, ssri, such as zoloft (sertraline) might improve your pain tolerance and nervousness control. What dose of zoloft (sertraline) you are taking. If the dose is less than 100mg, you can ask your physician to consider to increase dose. If you experience nervousness or anxiety you can take the medication twice a day with the same total dose per day. ...Read more

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How do I withdraw from Zoloft (sertraline) many side-effects?

How do I withdraw from Zoloft (sertraline) many side-effects?

TAPER SLOWLY: Sorry question not really clear. Are you asking how to taper off of zoloft (sertraline) and avoid side-effects or are you having side effects from the zoloft (sertraline)? To get off zoloft (sertraline) first speak with your physician and discuss the pros and cons. You taper off slowly over time like every 2-4 weeks depending on the dose. If you have side effects then speak with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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