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Is it okay to take lortab while on zoloft (sertraline)? My dentist who prescribed the lortab doesn't know I take zoloft (sertraline).

Is it okay to take lortab while on zoloft (sertraline)? My dentist who prescribed the lortab doesn't know I take zoloft (sertraline).

According the to the: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker they may interact: "using sertraline together with hydrocodone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.". ...Read more

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


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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 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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Is it okay if I took 300 Zoloft (sertraline) instead of 150?

Zoloft (sertraline) dose: Although zoloft (sertraline) may be prescribed at an off-label dose of 300mg per day that would only be under psychiatrist / physician supervision and if there was not adequate response to a lower dose. DON'T change medication doses on your own. ...Read more

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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

Taper: As long as one tapers off under medical supervision it is usually tolerable. Tapering too fast or stopping cold turkey can lead to serotonin discontinuation syndrome. Paxil (paroxetine) is one of the more difficult to take off. Most people do fine with a taper. Take care. ...Read more

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Safe to take Zoloft with Skelaxin?

Safe to take Zoloft with Skelaxin?

Since they: Both have widely different mechanisms of action it is probably OK but I would ALWAYS (Dr Z's Rule") check with the Prescribing Health Professional!!!!!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) help me sleep?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) help me sleep?

No: At least in my clinical experience it is rarely if ever sedating. Having said that however, once it takes care of your anxiety or depression then your sleep may normalize. It is simply not a sedative hypnotic medication that can be used as needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) bad for my liver?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) bad for my liver?

Probably Not: Although metabolized by the liver, zoloft (sertraline) is one of the milder antidepressants on the liver. If you are very concerned you can ask your doc to check your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the full effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for OCD is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications such as zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) a benzodiazepine?

No, it isn't: Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. Benzodiazapines on the other hand, enhance effect of gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA). ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac if you're on Zoloft?

Can you take Zantac if you're on Zoloft?

Yes: Zantac is an H2-blocker that reduces stomach acid and has a medium anticholinergic side effect. Zoloft is an SSRI for anxiety/depression and has low anticholinergic activity. Combinations of medications with anticholinergic properties may cumulatively increase the risk for adverse peripheral anticholinergic effects such as constipation, urinary retention, dry mouth and dry eyes. ...Read more

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How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft (sertraline) does this infrequently. These withdrawal effects are not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having problems stopping from 50 mg talk to your doc about cutting to a lower dose for a week or 2 and then stop. ...Read more

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How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Under med: Supervision. Would drop down to 25mg and then d/c. ...Read more

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Are Zoloft (sertraline) and luvox the same?

Not exactly: They are both ssri medications for depression. However, they have different chemical make-ups and groups that respond to the medication. ...Read more

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Ritalin and Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg if ok?

Zoloft (sertraline): Some stomachs upset if taken same time on empty stomach, otherwise ok. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) safe to take with Zoloft?

Xanax (alprazolam) safe to take with Zoloft?

Drug interaction: Checker indicates potential for mild, clinically insignificant but unspecified interaction. Take care. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) really help anxiety?

Could Zoloft (sertraline) really help anxiety?

Zoloft (sertraline): Is often effective in the treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Possible: These medications can be prescribed and taken together. ...Read more

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Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

This question is: Not making sense. Please consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) have sedative effects?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) have sedative effects?

Yes it can: If it do I would recommend for you to take it at night about 30 minutes before you go to bed. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) a total libido killer?

It can reduce ..: It can reduce libido, but there are other antidepressants to consider. Talk to your prescribing psychiatrist & see if you should try a different medication. Speak with a psychologist about ways to boost your sex drive. Work on the issues leading to your depression, which may help as well. ...Read more

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How does Zoloft (sertraline) lead weight gain?

How does Zoloft (sertraline) lead weight gain?

Not really known: 4.5% people treated with zoloft (sertraline) had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft (sertraline). However, mechanism for weight gain is not well understood. ...Read more

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Witch dose of Zoloft (sertraline) good for GAD?

The dose of: Zoloft will depend on how the patient responds. Are there side effects? How much have symptoms been reduced? Adults often respond to 50 to 200 mg of zoloft. However, I have seen adults that do well on 25mg and some people may need 300 or 400 mg (off-label dose) of Zoloft. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) give you weird dreams?

zoloft (sertraline): Yes.

It gets better after a while. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause forgetfulness?

Side effects: Not usually but disturbance in attention could occur which could impact remembering new events. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zoloft-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia worse with zoloft (sertraline)?

in general: No, as a general rule ssri would not worsen symptoms of schizophrenia. In fact, many patients with this condition have depression, and in those cases the use of antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) is the norm. However, every case is different so the best way to know this for a particular case, is to consult the prescribing dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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