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I have taken one 50mg dose of Zoloft (sertraline) but had terrible side effects. Will I have withdrawal if I stop taking it?

I have taken one 50mg dose of Zoloft (sertraline) but had terrible side effects. Will I have withdrawal if I stop taking it?

Consult doctor: There are other medications that are useful for treatment of depression. Please talk to your doctor so that s/he may switch you to a different medication rather than stopping the treatment on your own. ...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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Can I stop 50mg Zoloft after 10 days and go back on Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5mg CR? I am having terrible side effects. Either from Zoloft or withdrawal from Paxil (paroxetine).

Can I stop 50mg Zoloft after 10 days and go back on Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5mg CR?

I am having terrible side effects. Either from Zoloft or withdrawal from Paxil (paroxetine).

These are questions : for the psychiatrist who prescribed the cross-over of your anti-anxiety medications. Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant. Talk to your psychiatrist about safe ways of doing a cross-over without increasing your risk for Serotonin Syndrome. Medical supervision is needed when changing psychotropic medications or medication doses, as serious consequences can occur. ...Read more

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Been on Wellbutrin (bupropion) for years and more recently put on 50mg Zoloft. I have stopped Zoloft bc of the side effects and have withdrawal. What can I do?

Been on Wellbutrin (bupropion) for years and more recently put on 50mg Zoloft. I have stopped Zoloft bc of the side effects and have withdrawal. What can I do?

No withdraws: Zoloft (sertraline) practically doesn't cause typical withdraws, like most antidepressants, however, abrupt discontinuation of long term use of high dose Zoloft (sertraline) may cause so called "discontinuation reaction" which may give some discomfort but for very limited time, unlike "hardcore" opioids withdraws lasting weeks or months. ...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)

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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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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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?

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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Stopped zoloft and starting 5htp. is this a good alternative and what are the side effects if any?

Not equal: Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant and antianxiety medication. %-HT is a protein based supplement You can add 5HT to your current mediciation.. ...Read more

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If i'm put on Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg. Is it less likely ill experience side effects since its such a low dose?

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ZOLOFT (sertraline): Several factors come into play, such as tolerance, what zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed for, what other meds. U r taking along with it, your general health, etc. Generally speaking, 25 mg. Is low dose to start off with. ...Read more

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Zoloft (Definition)

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