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Side Effects Of Zoloft
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can going off Zoloft harm you? I have been taking Zoloft for 5 years. 18 months ago i dosed down from 50 mg to 25 mg with little to no side effects. I really want to get off these meds so my dr advised i can start cutting the 25 mg pills in half to see ho
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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