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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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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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Bad reaction with Zoloft (sertraline) weaned down to 12.5 nine days ago side effects were present 4 days after should I half it again or wait another week?

Bad reaction with Zoloft (sertraline) weaned down to 12.5   nine days ago side effects were present 4 days after should I half it again or wait another week?

Zoloft (sertraline): It is really important that you wean off medications under the supervision of the doctor who prescribed it. I have not dropped to a dose lower than 12.5 mg w patients - but it depends on your providers' directives. ...Read more

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I weaned from 50 mg to 25 mg of sertraline , 6 days after taking 25 mg i stopped completely im on day 3 of sertraline free, will I have side effects?

I weaned from 50 mg to 25 mg of sertraline , 6 days after taking 25 mg i stopped completely im on day 3 of sertraline free, will I have side effects?

Maybe not, but: Your anxiety could show up again. Please let your doctor know what you're doing. Also please know there are non-drug therapies for anxiety that work very well. A psychologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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I've been on sertraline for 5 years. I'm being weaned off it and having side effects like nausea. How long will they last and what can I do to help?

I've  been on sertraline for 5 years. I'm being weaned off it and having side effects like nausea. How long will they last and what can I do to help?

As above: It depends on how much u were taking , if u wean u self off gradually by cutting u dose by 25 percent every 4 days most likely u will succeed in weaning u self off. ...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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My pdoc said that i can up the Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 150 to 200mg if i feel 150 doesn't help enough. Would upping it be wise? (i had 0 side effects so far)

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be raised to 200mg safely, in general -- but i'm wondering what the diagnosis is? You list "abnormally high sex drive"? Sometimes this can indicate a mood disorder with hypomania or mania -- and taking zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizer can worsen that. I suggest consulting with a psychiatrist about your diagnosis and your medication. There may be more effective options for you. ...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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What are the side effects of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft?

None: There should be no side effects caused by the switch per se. Since each person has different sensitivities, you may experience a side effect on zoloft you did not experience on lexapro, (escitalopram) where someone else experiences side effects on Lexapro (escitalopram) but not on zoloft. Usually side effects to these drugs are mild and transitory. Talk to your doctor about any discomfort you experience. ...Read more

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Difference between benefits and side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine) and zoloft?

SNRI vs SSRI: Cymbalta (duloxetine) increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels, zoloft increases serotonin levels only. Cymbala may help chronic pain as well as depression. Both are good antidepressants and have similar side effect profiles. Keep in mind there is no 1antidepressant that is effective for everyone. It may take several trials to find the right one for you or you may be lucky and respond to the 1st one. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking strattera (atomoxetine) 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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Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg and i start risperdal. 0.5mg can that dose make sexuel side effects?

Im 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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What are the side effects of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft, howling do they last .?

What are the side effects  of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft, howling do they last .?

Depends: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are both ssris and have the same side effect profiles, though any individual might have some side effects to one that she didn't have to the other. Most discomfort people experience in switching from one ssri to another is due to discontinuation from the first med, if the second one isn't at a sufficient level to avoid those discontinuation effects. Give it 3 weeks. ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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