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

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

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

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Can you please list the most common benefits or side effects from taking zoloft?

Can you please list the most common benefits or side effects from taking zoloft?

Zoloft: Benefits - improving anxiety, panic or depression. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. A person can also experience headache, dizziness, tremors, or feeling tired. Erectile dysfunction can occur. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, cont'd. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Zoloft and trazodone together at once? 150 mg for Zoloft and 50 mg for trazodone.

What are the side effects of taking Zoloft and trazodone together at once? 150 mg for Zoloft and 50 mg for trazodone.

Not many: Zoloft and trazodone are often prescribed together. Some people find that zoloft 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 in the morning. Zoloft 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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What are the possible side effects of taking zoloft, singulair, and lamotrigine together? Are there any interactions?

Usually none: Generally there are no problems combining the three medications. However, zoloft may increase the levels of Lamotrigine so you may want to decrease the dose of Lamotrigine while using zoloft, although not always. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking strattera 40mg and Zoloft 100mg together?

Consult prescriber: Sertraline (zoloft) may increase blood levels & effects of atomoxetine (strattera). This can increase side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. ...Read more

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Would side effects be present with increasing Zoloft dosage of 25 to 50mg? Although no bad side effects when taking 25mg, but many with 50mg.

Maybe: In my practice, i start most adults on zoloft at 50 mgs daily, and they do well. I then have them increase the dose to 100 - 200 mgs gradually, so they can be at a therapeutic dose. If you are having side effects now, see your physician and discuss all of your medications, over the counter medicines, and concerns. It may be that your side effects are due to medication interactions. ...Read more

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What side effects would you experience if you suddenly stop taking zoloft?

What side effects would you experience if you suddenly stop taking zoloft?

Check out these: Links. God bless u! http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/dangers-of-stopping-antidepressants?toptoctest=expand. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?page=3.

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Are there any long term side effects for zoloft? Like months after taking it?

Yes, but...: Two common longer term side effects are: 1) sexual [difficulty having an orgasm, reduced sex drive, difficulty having an erection] and 2) weight gain [although weight gain on zoloft is less than another similar antidepressant like paroxetine]. All this being said, there are approaches to minimize side effects that you should speak with your doctor about. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking 300 mg of Zoloft and my dr. may move up to 400. Are there long term side effects for these doses?

Drug dosing: Zoloft more than 200mg/day is not the usually recommended dose, but individuals vary in their requirements. It is also recommended if you not responding with one medication, instead of keep increasing the dose which may cause more side effects. Changing to different agent or adding another group of medicine might help ...Read more

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I just started Zoloft and my side effects are common but i want to stop taking it. How do I stop? I've only taken 3 doses (all three half of a pill)

I just started Zoloft and my side effects are common but i want to stop taking it. How do I stop? I've only taken 3 doses (all three half of a pill)

Can probably stop: Generally medications need to be tapered off in order to avoid withdrawal. You should always check with your doctor about stopping your medication. That said - if you have only taken 3 half pills and if the pill was the smallest pill size, then you are at a good stopping point already. You've taken a very small dose for not very long and are unlikely to have trouble stopping. ...Read more

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