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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Sertraline Hydrochloride

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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


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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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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?

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)?

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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Taking Zoloft (sertraline) and advair, possible side effects?

Many possible: Both zoloft (sertraline) and advair have possible side-effects. However, it may be especially worth mentioning that the anti-asthma medication advair combines a beta-agonist and a steroid. Both of these may affect mood, especially the former, which can cause nervousness and a "hyper" feeling. If zoloft (sertraline) is being taken for anxiety, the advair may work against it somewhat. Ask your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects? - male

Zoloft (sertraline): Certainly Zoloft (sertraline) can cause sexual side effects at any dose. You need to return to you doctor and discuss this with him/her. Please do not stop taking it before going back and please go back as obviously there was a reason to take it in the first place. ...Read more

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How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

Immediately: Especially, the delay / difficulty with ejaculation will appear at once. You may not notice it, or you may not mind it, or it may even be a plus. ...Read more

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Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): All antidepressants have their own side-effects, otherwise they would be placebos. ...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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How long does it take sexual side effects to go away on zoloft (sertraline)?

How long does it take sexual side effects to go away on zoloft (sertraline)?

On Zoloft (sertraline)?: If you stay on it they probably will continue. Some pts are ableto relieve them by reducing or stopping it for a couple days before having sex which temporarily lowers the blood level but maintains effectiveness--if it is a major problem talk to your doc about trying another drug--viibryd is a new one that isn't supposed to have sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does Zoloft (sertraline) do and what are side effects?

Can doctors tell me what does Zoloft (sertraline) do and what are side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is excellent for treating anxiety conditions and depression as well as pms, hot flashes etc. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) 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, con't. ...Read more

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I have been taking sertraline & rasagiline at the same time for 6 months will this have side effects?

I have been taking sertraline & rasagiline at the same time for 6 months will this have side effects?

Serotonin syndrome: Rasagiline can have potentially serious drug interactions with sertraline from excess serotonin in the brain. Please review with prescribing doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Zoloft (Definition)

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