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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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Can I take 25mg of Zoloft (sertraline) twice daily ? When I take 50mg at once I get horrible side effects

Can I take 25mg of Zoloft (sertraline) twice daily ? When I take 50mg at once I get horrible side effects

Yes: Dividing the dose to Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg twice daily is fine. Try to take consistently at the same time each day. Be sure to discuss with prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on Zoloft 50MG for a week, I've found relief, almost no side effects, it's not prescribed, would increasing the MG help more?

I've been on Zoloft 50MG for a week, I've found relief, almost no side effects, it's not prescribed, would increasing the MG help more?

Zoloft: Given what you said I don't think you need anything more than Zoloft 50 mg. It would not heart to take it the second week as well. If you are OK after that, relax and enjoy. ...Read more

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My pdoc increased my Zoloft (sertraline) from 50mg daily to 100. Will i get side effects and how long to feel the effects of it working?

My pdoc increased my Zoloft (sertraline) from 50mg daily to 100. Will i get side effects and how long to feel the effects of it working?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not everyone gets side effects with zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) even when the dose it raised. You are still well within a normal dose range. Many people need 150mg zoloft (sertraline) daily. Generally zoloft (sertraline) requires at least 4-6 weeks for effectiveness, although you may experience this sooner. ...Read more

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Would side effects be present with increasing Zoloft (sertraline) dosage of 25 to 50mg? Although no bad side effects when taking 25mg, but many with 50mg.

Would side effects be present with increasing Zoloft (sertraline) dosage of 25 to 50mg? Although no bad side effects when taking 25mg, but many with 50mg.

Maybe: In my practice, i start most adults on zoloft (sertraline) at 50 mgs daily, and they do well. I then have them increase the dose to 100 - 200 mgs gradually, so they can be at a therapeutic dose. If you are having side effects now, see your physician and discuss all of your medications, over the counter medicines, and concerns. It may be that your side effects are due to medication interactions. ...Read more

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I have taken one 50mg dose of Zoloft (sertraline) but had terrible side effects. Will I have withdrawal if I stop taking it?

Consult doctor: There are other medications that are useful for treatment of depression. Please talk to your doctor so that s/he may switch you to a different medication rather than stopping the treatment on your own. ...Read more

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About to increase my Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 50mg to 75mg. Will the sexual side effects get worse or stay the same usually?

About to increase my Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 50mg to 75mg. Will the sexual side effects get worse or stay the same usually?

Not much difference: Sexual side effects on SSRIs are generally dose related, but going from 50-75mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is not big enough to make much difference. If depression/anxiety improve sexual function might improve esp interest. Young men often find it helps sexual function as it prevents premature ejaculation . When I have a young man be very sensitive to sexual side effects of SSRIs, I suspect bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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2 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) and am told the side effects should start abating. Started on 25mg but bumping up to 50mg soon. Will i go thru side effects again?

Maybe: Depending on the natural of the side effects, they may or may not abate and may return at a higher dose. If it has been 2 weeks and you still have the same side effects and they have not at least gotten milder, then ask your doctor before increasing your dose. ...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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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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