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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

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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?

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: Both can cause nausea & headaches. Depakote side effects are tremors, inc. Weight, leg cramps, ataxia, swelling of face, hair loss, irregular menses in females, rash. Zoloft (sertraline) side effects are restlessness & diarrhea. ...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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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