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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Can upping my Zoloft (sertraline) from 50 to 75 cause loss of appetite and diarrhea?

Can upping my Zoloft (sertraline) from 50 to 75 cause loss of appetite and diarrhea?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sure. Try taking it on full stomach & discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Started Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg, then up to 50 mg four days ago. Have had watery diarrhea and nausea since. Heard it will go away as body adjusts, but how long?

Started Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg, then up to 50 mg four days ago. Have had watery diarrhea and nausea since. Heard it will go away as body adjusts, but how long?

Zoloft, (sertraline) Diarrhea: I understand your discomfort. Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for depression. It can cause nausea and diarrhea
Sertraline, generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) and citalopram can also cause nausea and diarrhea
Take antidepressant medication after meals, that can decrease these side effects of medication
See your Psychiatrist to understand diagnosis, need for medication, decreasing the dosage, and Psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can sertraline cause abdominal cramps naseau and diarrhea?

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Can sertraline cause abdominal cramps naseau and diarrhea?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, these are some of its side-effects. ...Read more

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I use sertraline & recently deplin. When I restrict food I get diarrhea. Recently its got worse have diahrea more often. Can I use Imodium (loperamide) 24/7?

I use sertraline & recently deplin. When I restrict food I get diarrhea. Recently its got worse have diahrea more often. Can I use Imodium (loperamide) 24/7?

No don't do that: Get checked out. Make sure your thyroid is not overactive, If thyroid test is negative find out what is causing your problem. (May need to see the gastroenterologist) Usually constant diarrhea is not from the medication but this may need to be ruled out as well (serotonergic syndrome). ...Read more

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After being on 50 mg of co-sertraline for a year and a bit should I be having withdrawal like dizzy spells migraines diarrhea and personality changes?

Suddenly stopped yes: If you suddenly stopped taking your sertraline without being gradually tapered off of the medication, you could have withdrawal symptoms some of which you've mentioned. Talk to your prescribing doctor to see if you should get off the medication and how. ...Read more

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Was on 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Low fever 99.4, excessive sweating diarrhea general "weird" feeling. Dc two days ago cold turkey per md. Normal sx?

Was on 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Low fever 99.4, excessive sweating diarrhea general "weird" feeling. Dc two days ago cold turkey per md. Normal sx?

No: Your symptoms suggest serotonin syndrome, which can be potentially serious enough to be life threatening. Since you stopped taking the Zoloft, (sertraline) however, you should be ok. Hope that helps ...Read more

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IBS? I've been some mild diarrhea and then some constipation, bloating etc I also a very severe case of GAD anxiety and hypochondria I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150

IBS? I've been some mild diarrhea and then some constipation, bloating etc I also a very severe case of GAD anxiety and hypochondria I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150

Possibly: Absolutely yes. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly occurs in concert with anxiety. However, diarrhea and constipation can sometimes be indicative of other health problems. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft cause increased anxiety, shaking, diarrhea, and tiredness, on the first day of taking 12.5mg of it? What would help with these side effects

Can Zoloft cause increased anxiety, shaking, diarrhea, and tiredness, on the first day of taking 12.5mg of it? What would help with these side effects

Unusual but possible: Contact your prescriber. You may not be able to tolerate this medication. If side effects are mild it is reasonable to wait but if moderate or severe call your prescriber and consider other options. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist is trying to wean me off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and start Zoloft. I've been super nauseated all day with diarrhea. Is this a side effect?

Yes: Weaning off of Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause nausea, vertigo, diarrhea. Talk to your doctor about getting medication to help with the side effects while you go through this transition. ...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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Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects of Depakote and zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects.: All psychiatric rx's have side effects. If you check with side effects in the pdr, you will not want to take another drug. Mostly, your individual should be concerned about the drug/drug interactions. It is almost unamerican not to be polymedicvated. The prescribing md should talk with the patient about what the drugs will do and more importantly what the drugs will not do. ...Read more

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How quickly can I wean off Zoloft (sertraline) due to side effects?

How quickly can I wean off Zoloft (sertraline) due to side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): As directed by your prescribing doctor, depending on your daily dose & how long u have been on it. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg and I start risperdal. 0.5mg can that dose make sexuel side effects?

I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg and I start risperdal. 0.5mg can that dose make sexuel side effects?

Med side effect: Loss of libido and decreased sexual function are common side effects of both of these medications. See your prescribing physician for recommendations on minimizing these side effects. ...Read more

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Hard stopping Zoloft (sertraline) and celexa...how long should the side effects last from this choice?

Hard stopping Zoloft (sertraline) and celexa...how long should the side effects last from this choice?

Taper: Stopping any of the psychoactive meds suddenly is an invitation to reexperiencing all sorts of symptoms. Taper slowly (preferably under supervision of Dr) over several weeks (depending on dose). ...Read more

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Just started Zoloft (sertraline) 3 days ago and have increased anxiety and feeling antisocial - initial side effects?

Jitteriness syndrome: One side effect of antidepressants like Zoloft (sertraline) is something called “jitteriness syndrome” or “anxiety syndrome” - after starting antidepressant therapy, some patients feel more anxiety than before they had started. This side effect should goes away after consistent use of the drug. Nonetheless, make your doctor aware that you are experiencing the side effect in case s/he decides to alter therapy. ...Read more

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Sorry I forgot to state it's the green coffee bean I wanted to try with Zoloft (sertraline) is this the same side effects?

Sorry I forgot to state it's the green coffee bean I wanted to try with Zoloft (sertraline) is this the same side effects?

Good question!: I'm guessing that you suffer depression, anxiety or both...And are overweight? My first question would be "did you run this by the doctor prescribing you zoloft (sertraline)? " whoever that might be, certainly deserves the courtesy of an alert if you are contemplating changing the treatment plan! Next, beware that experimenting on your brain chemistry could be disastrous! . ..Or harmless. Do you want that risk? ...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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What are the side effects of taking Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone together at once? 150 mg for Zoloft (sertraline) and 50 mg for trazodone.

Not many: Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone are often prescribed together. Some people find that zoloft (sertraline) can interfere with sleep and trazodone often provides the necessary sleep relief. Make sure to take trazodone at bedtime, and I would recommend taking zoloft (sertraline) in the morning. Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone each have side effects, but their combination does not tend to cause other effects separate from those side effects. ...Read more

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I had taken 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) last Wednesday and Thursday before stopping due to side effects. Is it safe to take my cyclobenzaprine now?

Serotonine: Today is Monday and while you still might have some SSRI effect, you were taking a low dose of Sertraline and it is quite unlikely you could experience a serotonergic syndrome if you really need to take cyclobenzaprine muscular problems. If there are more concerns contact your doctor. ...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