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I've been experiencing sinus post nasal drip and a feeling of fullness/gas while taking setraline/zoloft. Are these side effects of the ssri?

I've been experiencing sinus post nasal drip and a feeling of fullness/gas while taking setraline/zoloft. Are these side effects of the ssri?

Yes, they can be: Zoloft (sertraline) can cause many types of gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, etc. Less people realize it can also cause rhinitis -- but it can. Some of this may dissipate with time. ...Read more

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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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What are the side effects of snorting sertraline?

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)?

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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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Anyone know of all side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Anyone know of all side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Most common ones: The most common ones (not possible to include all in 400 characters) are restlessness, mild headache, and mild stomach upset or loosening of stools. Each occurs in about 15% of people and usually go away in 2-3 weeks. Uncommomly, suicidal thinking may worsen at first, so be carefully monitored by a therapist. Over the long run there may be mild weight gain and sexual problems. ...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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How to deal with sertraline 50mg 1 tablet side effects?

How to deal with sertraline 50mg 1 tablet side effects?

Talk to your doctor: You may want to talk with the prescribing physician about the side effects. I would let them know if breaking those tablets in half and taking them like that would make sense. Some people might do better with taking a half tablet twice a day or taking the dose about twelve hours later than usual. Be sure to keep your prescribing physician in the loop! stay safe! ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of sertraline usually last?

Depends: Some s/e like loose stool are just temporaru for the 1st week or so as your body adapts. Others, like sexual dysfunction (if it should occur) can be pretty persistent. The important thing to keep in mind is that no 2 people are the same. ...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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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

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Can you have dangerous side effects from Zoloft (sertraline) ?

Zoloft (sertraline) can have : Side effects. (In fact, all medications can have side effects). Sertraline, an SSRI may result in mild side effects that include GI side effects, ejaculatory dysfunction, headache, dry mouth. Rarely, more serious side effects including suicidality, mania, seizures, hyponatremia can occur. Talk with ur MD about the expected risks/benefits & side effects of sertraline in ur particular case. be well! ...Read more

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Will I have side effects from decreasing sertraline 50 to 25 mg?

No: That is an appropriate, gentle taper. I usually advise patients to wait four days at each dose. ...Read more

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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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What are some side effects of sertraline if you stop all of a sudden?

What are some side effects of sertraline if you stop all of a sudden?

Not Much Usually: Most people don't report much trouble although the brain doesn't like sudden changes. Some people can experience perceptual disturbances, dizziness, & "brain zaps" (whatever that means). None of it is particularly dangerous but it can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How common is it to get side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

How common is it to get side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Common: Side effects are common early on & most often diminish over time (a week or 2). If they are serious, fail to diminish, or are intolerable, then contact your prescriber immediately for instructions & consideration of alternative medication. See comment below. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I withdraw from Zoloft (sertraline) without too many side-effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): Gradual tapering under supervision by your prescribing doctor. ...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