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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

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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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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What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Ones pts complain ab: Queasy stomach diarrhea delayed ejaculation anorgasmia restlessness. ...Read more

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How well does Zoloft (sertraline) get rid of anxiety?

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How well does Zoloft (sertraline) get rid of anxiety?

Zoloft (sertraline): At optimum dosage, it helps anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...Read more

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Is there a lessened chance of side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) if I slowly wax on? Like1/8 pill, 1/4 pill, then1/2 pill, then full pill.? I want to be asafeap!

Is there a lessened chance of side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) if I slowly wax on? Like1/8 pill, 1/4 pill, then1/2 pill, then full pill.? I want to be asafeap!

May not matter: I use your style of giving new medications in many instances but for zoloft (sertraline) I'm unaware of dose dependent side effects or improved safety by slow titration except if patients have liver disease. There, dose and speed of titration will matter. Otherwise, normal therapeutic initial dose is 50mg/day. Which can be increased weekly to max. 200 mg/day. In my opinion starting at 25mg. Isn't unreasonable. ...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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Anyone know of all side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Anyone know of all side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Most common ones: The most common ones (not possible to include all in 400 characters) are restlessness, mild headache, and mild stomach upset or loosening of stools. Each occurs in about 15% of people and usually go away in 2-3 weeks. Uncommomly, suicidal thinking may worsen at first, so be carefully monitored by a therapist. Over the long run there may be mild weight gain and sexual problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Zoloft (sertraline): Potential side effects include dry mouth, increased sweating, headache, tremor, loose bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, palpitations, chest discomfort, back pain, myalgias, yawning, ringing in the ears, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, fatigue, feeling more anxious & change in appetite. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Ones pts complain ab: Queasy stomach diarrhea delayed ejaculation anorgasmia restlessness. ...Read more

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What are the immediate side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Variable: Maybe none. Some people can get a little sedated. Other common side effects include nausea, headache, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation, tremor, decreased appetite, increased anxiety, or decrease in libido or other sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Can you have dangerous side effects from Zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline) can have: Side effects. (In fact, all medications can have side effects). Sertraline, an SSRI may result in mild side effects that include GI side effects, ejaculatory dysfunction, headache, dry mouth. Rarely, more serious side effects including suicidality, mania, seizures, hyponatremia can occur. Talk with ur MD about the expected risks/benefits & side effects of sertraline in ur particular case. Be well! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Pretty quickly: Although antidepressants can take a few weeks to work, the side effects usually show up in a few days. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

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

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

Not likely: Withdrawal symptoms are usually short term. A small percentage of patients report withdrawal symptoms up to a year after stopping an ssri like zoloft (sertraline). If this is happening, would discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) last? How long till the medicine is effective and I start noticing a difference in myself?

Sertraline effects: Some Pts notice mild improvement in mood or anxiety within days of starting an SSRI (doses are adjusted daily in hosp). pts will need to be on a therapeutic dose for up to 8 weeks to see full benefits of the med. Pts also differ with respect to SEs. Most Pts have only self limited or rather tolerable SEs (like dry mouth). Rarely, more serious SEs occur. Talk to your doc about your risks/benefits ...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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How can sexual side effects from Zoloft (sertraline) be minimized?

How can sexual side effects from Zoloft (sertraline) be minimized?

Sometimes: Adding in wellbutrin or Buspar (buspirone) can help. Sometimes - lowering the dose. ...Read more

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Is there a lessened chance of side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) if I slowly wax on? Like1/8 pill, 1/4 pill, then1/2 pill, then full pill.? I want to be asafeap!

May not matter: I use your style of giving new medications in many instances but for zoloft (sertraline) I'm unaware of dose dependent side effects or improved safety by slow titration except if patients have liver disease. There, dose and speed of titration will matter. Otherwise, normal therapeutic initial dose is 50mg/day. Which can be increased weekly to max. 200 mg/day. In my opinion starting at 25mg. Isn't unreasonable. ...Read more

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I'm currently on Zoloft (sertraline) for depression what are the serious side effects of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Side effects: Other than allergy to the medication the only really serious side effect with Zoloft (sertraline) is that it can very rarely cause suicidal thoughts in some people (usually children and young adults). Otherwise, side effects are usually relatively minor: upset stomach, decreased libido, impaired or delayed ejaculation, dry mouth, drowsiness, agitation, insomnia. Many of the side effects go away with time. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment to Zoloft (sertraline)? I don't want anything addictive but I just don't like the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)

What is an alternative treatment to Zoloft (sertraline)? I don't want anything addictive but I just don't like the side effects of zoloft (sertraline)

Diagnosis trumps med: Meaning it is important to know what you are trying to treat. Zoloft (sertraline) like medications (known as SSRI type meds) can be part of helping treat depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric issues. Therapy can be very effective in helping with many of the same issues. There are many different types of meds and non-medication interventions that can help with such issues. Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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

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

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.
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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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Can you please list the most common benefits or side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Benefits - improving anxiety, panic or depression. 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, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, cont'd. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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