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Zoloft (sertraline) can couse tremors and hair loss?

Zoloft (sertraline) can couse tremors and hair loss?

Zoloft (sertraline): An SSRI commonly prescribed to treat depression and anxiety can precipitate a tremor in some cases. Anxiety can cause tremor as well, so it's important to review w/ ur doc & compare to pre-treatment baseline. Hair loss is not a side effect that is commonly associated with sertraline. If you're experiencing hair loss, report this to your MD for proper work up as sertraline is unlikely 2 b related. ...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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Zoloft (sertraline) causing anxiety and tremors 2 weeks in....normal? If so will both subside? I'm taking Zoloft (sertraline) to treat anxiety

Zoloft (sertraline) causing anxiety and tremors 2 weeks in....normal? If so will both subside? I'm taking Zoloft (sertraline) to treat anxiety

Hard to predict: While the FDA clarifies how fast a medication can have its dose increased, there are no universal guidelines on the "waiting period" to see if a person will adapt to a medicine or if side effects will persist. If a person feels symptoms are getting worse rather than better, it is important to alert the prescribing physician immediately to make appropriate changes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I am having fasciculations and tremor from zoloft (sertraline) after being on 50MG for over 10 years. I am weaning off. Will this be permanent? I am weaning slowly

I am having fasciculations and tremor from zoloft (sertraline) after being on 50MG for over 10 years. I am weaning off. Will this be permanent? I am weaning slowly

Unusual: If your fasciculations and tremor are deemed due to Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) then this would be very unusual. It would be likely that it would resolve when you have stopped the Zoloft (sertraline). You and your prescriber can decide if you need a replacement. ...Read more

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I take zoloft, (sertraline) are there any interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and herbalife shakes?

I take zoloft, (sertraline) are there any interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and herbalife shakes?

Zoloft (sertraline) and herbs: When taking zoloft, (sertraline) be careful not to take St John's wart ginkgo biloba, 5 ht and l-tryptophan as they can increase serotonin. Check if herbalife products contain these ingredients. ...Read more

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My sister has been hospitalized for over 4 months. Her Dr gave her Zoloft with elladril causing major confusion&shakes. How long will before she is ok?

My sister has been hospitalized for over 4 months. Her Dr gave her Zoloft with elladril causing major confusion&shakes. How long will before she is ok?

Delirium: Delirium comes on quickly and clears slowly - but metabolic encephalopathies from drug-drug interactions don't usually take four months to clear. It is possible that she has other issues that are prolonging her hospitalization. Ask her physicians - they will give a much more accurate assessment than someone who is in another state and has never seen her. ...Read more

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Couple of days ago I was switched from ZOLOFT (sertraline) 50mg to ZOLOFT (sertraline) 100mg now my hand shakes alot. I started Donezepil 5mg at the same time Is it the switch?

Couple of days ago I was switched from ZOLOFT (sertraline) 50mg to ZOLOFT (sertraline) 100mg now my hand shakes alot. I started Donezepil 5mg at the same time Is it the switch?

Both: Fine tremor can be a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). It may or may not go away, can come n go, can be made worse by caffeine or other stimulants. It's benign.
Donepezil can also initially cause activation of the skeletal muscles, and some feelings of anxiety/agitation. They should all pass. I wouldn't go to the higher dose (if your MD is planning to go to the 10mg) until you feel "like yourself."
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Been on 100 mg sertraline 4 weeks, had internal tremors and shakes all day, is this a sx and will it pass?

Been on 100 mg sertraline 4 weeks, had internal tremors and shakes all day, is this a sx and will it pass?

Side-effects: Your symptoms seem like a side effects of Sertraline. I would ask your doc, who prescribe it. It would be better to decrease the dosage and see if tremors decreases or resolve. If it does, then I would titrate very slowly to a prescribed dose. ...Read more

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My son is being weened off of Zoloft and starting Lexapro. He is taking 50 mg of Zoloft and is supposed to start 5 mg of Lexapro today. Can I give him both medications at the same time? He usually takes the Zoloft before bed and I was wondering if it is s

My son is being weened off of Zoloft and starting Lexapro. He is taking 50 mg of Zoloft and is supposed to start 5 mg of Lexapro today. Can I give him both medications at the same time? He usually takes the Zoloft before bed and I was wondering if it is s

Medicine changes: It will be fine to transition from one medication to another with an overlap time. You can overlap by removing the Zoloft over a two week time frame while adding the Lexapro (escitalopram) gradually or all at once. It takes several days for the Lexapro (escitalopram) to gear up in the body. Monitor him for tiredness, mood changes and sleep changes. These will go away after the total switch. ...Read more

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Are you at risk for seretonin syndrome if only on 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) or is it usually only seen with the highest doses? And is seretonin S. Common?

Are you at risk for seretonin syndrome if only on 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) or is it usually only seen with the highest doses? And is seretonin S. Common?

Little risk.: Serotonin syndrome is uncommon, and seen at high doses or in situations in which numerous drugs are interacting. With 100 mg of sertraline (Zoloft) it would be exceptionally rare, and perhaps impossible -- unless combined with other medications. ...Read more

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Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Very slow gradual tapering of the daily dose, under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?

Doe s taking Zoloft (sertraline) affect your sex drive? Is there anything that can help with this?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) can decrease sex drive. You should talk to your doctor to see if you ifanother medication might be beneficial without this side effect. ...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 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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Will Zoloft (sertraline) help will obsessive harmful thought s that won't go away?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) help will obsessive harmful thought s that won't go away?

Maybe.: Sertraline is a reasonable drug to consider. It has more than a fair chance of working for you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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Tremor (Definition)

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