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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 do the side effects of sertraline usually last?

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 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 long does it take for the side effects of sertraline (zoloft) to go away?

How long does it take for the side effects of sertraline (zoloft) to go away?

Days to weeks: I generally advise patients if they have side effects to give it a few days up to a week to see if it will subside. Of course this depends on the side effects. The most common with zoloft (sertraline) and meds in it's class is gastrointestinal. So if a person has terrible diarrhea, they may not be able to last more than a day or two before they need to stop the drug. Also, dry mouth tends to stay. ...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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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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