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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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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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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) or hydroxyzine?

Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) or hydroxyzine?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) side effets: most common: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, sedation, nervousness, switch to maina, weight gain/loss, sweating, dry mouth, high blood pressure, rarely hallucinations, serotonin syndrome when mixed with other serotinergic agents, sexual side effects, for hydorxizine: sedation, paradoxical excitement, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, tachycardia, blurry vision. ...Read more

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Are there any sexual side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Are there any sexual side effects of zoloft (sertraline)?

Often: For all of the ssris, including zoloft, (sertraline) sexual dysfunction are common side effects. In men this is typically decreased libido and delayed ejaculation, while in women it tends to be decreased libido. Of note, people who are depressed often have reduced libido to begin with. ...Read more

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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline)  can it cause low pulse?

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 more

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Taking Zoloft (sertraline) and advair, possible side effects?

Many possible: Both zoloft (sertraline) and advair have possible side-effects. However, it may be especially worth mentioning that the anti-asthma medication advair combines a beta-agonist and a steroid. Both of these may affect mood, especially the former, which can cause nervousness and a "hyper" feeling. If zoloft (sertraline) is being taken for anxiety, the advair may work against it somewhat. Ask your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can 25 mg Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects? - male

Zoloft (sertraline): Certainly Zoloft (sertraline) can cause sexual side effects at any dose. You need to return to you doctor and discuss this with him/her. Please do not stop taking it before going back and please go back as obviously there was a reason to take it in the first place. ...Read more

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How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

Immediately: Especially, the delay / difficulty with ejaculation will appear at once. You may not notice it, or you may not mind it, or it may even be a plus. ...Read more

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Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

Do Zoloft (sertraline) or other anti-depressants have no side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): All antidepressants have their own side-effects, otherwise they would be placebos. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) side effects? Does it make you gain or lose weight?

Weight changes: It can be related to either weight gain or loss. But more often is associate weight gain. ...Read more

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How long does it take sexual side effects to go away on zoloft (sertraline)?

How long does it take sexual side effects to go away on zoloft (sertraline)?

On Zoloft (sertraline)?: If you stay on it they probably will continue. Some pts are ableto relieve them by reducing or stopping it for a couple days before having sex which temporarily lowers the blood level but maintains effectiveness--if it is a major problem talk to your doc about trying another drug--viibryd is a new one that isn't supposed to have sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does Zoloft (sertraline) do and what are side effects?

Can doctors tell me what does Zoloft (sertraline) do and what are side effects?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is excellent for treating anxiety conditions and depression as well as pms, hot flashes etc. Some of the potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. A person can also experience headache, dizziness, tremors, or feeling tired. Erectile dysfunction can occur. More serious side effects include: seizures, con't. ...Read more

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Stopped zoloft and starting 5htp. is this a good alternative and what are the side effects if any?

Stopped zoloft and starting 5htp.  is this a good alternative and what are the side effects if any?

Not equal: Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant and antianxiety medication. %-HT is a protein based supplement You can add 5HT to your current mediciation.. ...Read more

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If i'm put on Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg. Is it less likely ill experience side effects since its such a low dose?

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If i'm put on Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg. Is it less likely ill experience side effects since its such a low dose?

ZOLOFT (sertraline): Several factors come into play, such as tolerance, what zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed for, what other meds. U r taking along with it, your general health, etc. Generally speaking, 25 mg. Is low dose to start off with. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take generic from zoloft medication? Which is the best one? does it come with risk of side effects?

As safe as the brand: Sertraline, the generic form of Zoloft, is required by the FDA to be nearly equivalent in strength as the brand-name. The difference in generic and brand-name dose wise would be trivial as far as it's clinical effectiveness.

I think it would be safe to take and that the side effects would be identical to that of the brand-name. ...Read more

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Just started taking Zoloft (sertraline) and head feels fuzzy and everything seems brighter - initial side effects?

Just started taking Zoloft (sertraline) and head feels fuzzy and everything seems brighter - initial side effects?

RememberTheDoormouse: All these kinds of drugs can have weird side effects: when starting them and when stopping them. Either way they'll eventually go away. If you really feel fogged-out you can take a lesser dose (or half a pill) for several days and get to your maintenance dose more slowly. You need to talk this over with the doctor that prescribes it. And make sure you really need this kind of medication. ...Read more

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I missed four doses of Zoloft (sertraline) and am having terrible side effects. Is it ok to just start taking it again?

Zoloft (sertraline): I don't know how long you were on zoloft (sertraline) before skipping doses, but withdrawal effects can happen when doing that. I suggest restarting your medication, and letting your physician know what's happened. If and when it comes time to taper again, you and your doctor can create a more gradual schedule. ...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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Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?

Can i stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey after taking it for 5 years what will happen what would the side effects be?

Please do not: Ssri (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) discontinuation syndrome refers to the symptoms one can experience when the drug is reduced or withdrawn. Common responses to dose reduction or cessation include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. Please speak with your doctor before you change the dose of zoloft (sertraline). Be wel. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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