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Zoloft And Lortab
Is it okay to take lortab while on zoloft (sertraline)? My dentist who prescribed the lortab doesn't know I take zoloft (sertraline).
Can norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and sertraline be taken together. Some literature says yes and others no. Please advise. Thank you.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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