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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Started Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg, then up to 50 mg four days ago. Have had watery diarrhea and nausea since. Heard it will go away as body adjusts, but how long?

Started Zoloft (sertraline) 25 mg, then up to 50 mg four days ago. Have had watery diarrhea and nausea since. Heard it will go away as body adjusts, but how long?

Zoloft, (sertraline) Diarrhea: I understand your discomfort. Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for depression. It can cause nausea and diarrhea Sertraline, generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) and citalopram can also cause nausea and diarrhea Take antidepressant medication after meals , that can decrease these side effects of medication See your Psychiatrist to understand diagnosis, need for medication, decreasing the dosage, and Psychotherapy. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist is trying to wean me off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and start Zoloft. I've been super nauseated all day with diarrhea. Is this a side effect?

Yes: Weaning off of Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause nausea, vertigo, diarrhea. Talk to your doctor about getting medication to help with the side effects while you go through this transition. ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more