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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Overview)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Overview)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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How exactly am i supposed to feel after being on 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two months?Also is it okay to exercise and lift vigorously on ritalin?

How exactly am i supposed to feel after being on 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for two months?Also is it okay to exercise and lift vigorously on ritalin?

Symptoms control: The goal of taking medication is to control symptoms. I would go with the checklist that originally lead you to take medications and see if those symptoms have improved. Continue to find right dose or medication until you see significant improvement or noticeable change. If you are not sure if you have felt change, probably medication is not working. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Please describe the medication: zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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What is the highest safe dose of Zoloft which can a doctor prescribe for a fast metabolizer person taking 120 mg strattera (atomoxetine) and fish oil ? 200 mg ?

Strattera (atomoxetine) and Zoloft: The primary issue is that zoloft raises blood levels of strattera (atomoxetine) in rapid metabolizers , increasing the strattera (atomoxetine) 3-4 fold in the blood stream. Therefore i would say that 300-400 mg of zoloft is reasonable, but the dose of strattera (atomoxetine) should probably be 18 mg per day to 25 mg per day max. Best wishes. Also see options at: www.Ocfoundation.Org/glutamate.Aspx the international ocd foundation (iocdf). ...Read more

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I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) and don't want it. Can I pour it down toilet?

Talk to your doctor: First, it is not a good idea to flush meds down the toilet due to filtration and sanitation concerns. It is best to have your physician's office, pharmacy or the police station dispose of them properly. As far as discontinuing zoloft (sertraline) on your own, i would strongly recommend that you speak with your doctor about your concerns with yhe med. ...Read more

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not advised, due to zoloft (sertraline) being transmitted in breast milk, hence possible side-effects to baby. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used Zoloft (sertraline) while pregnant and had problems?

Zoloft (sertraline): We discuss risks & benefits of taking medications during pregnancy, especially during first trimester. If zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely needed during that time, the minimum effective dose is recommended, with more frequent followup visits, both with us & also with the ob/gyn are in order. So far, no complications are reported. ...Read more

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How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

How does Zoloft (sertraline) work?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, hence produces elevation in serotonin levels which produce reduction in symptoms of depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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