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How long do u take Zoloft (sertraline) for. I've been on it 1 month. I don't want to go all summer without a drink. Im on 0.50 mgs and feel better?
6 months or longer: I'm glad you're feeling better. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depressive and anxiety disorders, so the length of time you will need on it will depend on your diagnosis. Some conditions, like a single major depressive episode, require at least six months to ensure adequate treatment. For some conditions, zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed indefinitely. Careful about alcohol. It will reduce the effectiveness of zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Dr Martínez-Irizarry: is right. It is well tolerated in general but possible side effects start right away. Getting the full benefit of the medication - usually takes 4 to 6 weeks once on optimum dose. It is important to know this so that you are patient. It can be helpful for tx of treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually at night: Usually zoloft (sertraline) is calming and facilitates sleep even though it isn't a sleep aid. But a minority of people feel more awake and can't sleep after taking it. They need to take it in the morning. So, start out by taking it at night and, if it keeps you up, start taking it in am. ...Read more
5 half lives: Half life is about 28 hours. It takes about 5 half lives to get it all out of your system. ...Read more
Should be OK: Expiration dates tend to be artificial. It is not like one say the medicine is fine and the next day it goes bad. Over time a medication may gradually lose some of its potency but most likely Zoloft (sertraline) that is 6 months past the expiration date is still very potent and should still be as effective as if it was prior to the expiration date. If it was 2 or 3 years after exp. date I would reconsider... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son takes Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg during the day sometimes morning sometimes afternoon. He is awake all night and sleeps all day.
How old is your son?: Serious side effects in the pediatric age group. How old is he, and why was it prescribed? ...Read more
I normally take Zoloft (sertraline) between 9:30 &11:30 every morning but yesterday i was late(12:15). Can i take it ealier than normal 2day? (8:15)will it be ok?
I take Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg they are making me feel worst after 3 months today I woke up out of my body not feeling myself what do I do? How do I stop this?
Work w/ your Dr: Tell the Dr about this ASAP and if they are not a psychiatrist - get a referral to a psychotheapist and/or psychiatrist. They can taper you off this safely (impt!!) and either try talk therapy alone or w/ another drug. Don't just quit! It can be risky - but call the Dr now! ...Read more
Depends....: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant, lortab is an opioid pain med. If you suffer from depression and you are in pain your dr may prescribe lortab. Zoloft (sertraline) however can cause side effects -- make you more depressed or even suicidal. Lortab can cause side effects and if taken long enough, addiction. These meds should only be taken if prescribed for you by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has some potential to cause drowsiness in some people while zoloft usually does not. If needed, i feel you're taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while on zoloft should cause no problems. Your psychiatrist who is an expert in working with medications like zoloft would be best to answer this question, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives to zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) and those chosen depend on what your doctor is trying to treat. Zoloft (sertraline) has many ssri cousins. Also there are non-pharmaceutical ways to help anxiety & depression, 2 of the most common reasons zoloft (sertraline) might be prescribed. Discuss your fear with your physician, and work with him/her about your treatment. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Antidepressants generally take a while to work at their maximum efficiency. Do not change your dose without taking to your physician, do not take other people's meds and talk to your pharmacist whenever you want an over the counter drug (they may interact with your zoloft). Good Luck ...Read more
I take Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg in the morning. Is it OK to take NightRest™ With Melatonin at night?
Yes.: Nightrest is GABA, short for Gaba-aminobutyric acid which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter with Melatonin. If you are on the right dose of Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) you may not need to take a sleeping medication. The Zoloft (sertraline) may also cause daytime sedation so it might be to take it after supper. ...Read more
I take Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg daily dr prescribed lorazepam .05 mg as needed can you take the two together?
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