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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is virtually undetectable in breast milk. So essentially your infant will not "see" zoloft (sertraline). Other studies looking at this showed that there were no adverse effects in the infant who were exposed to zoloft (sertraline) during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to my baby for me to take Zoloft (sertraline) while i'm breastfeeding? Just got prescribed it.

Is it harmful to my baby for me to take Zoloft (sertraline)  while i'm breastfeeding?
Just got prescribed it.

Zoloft (sertraline) & breastfeed: Research studies show that zoloft (sertraline) is relatively safe to use while breastfeeding. Even though some may reach breast milk, it was nearly undetectable in the babies. See more here: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/breastfeeding-and-psychiatric-medication/ this is a personal decision between you and your doctor, balancing risks & benefits. ...Read more

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I accidentally took my 150mg of zoloft (sertraline) twice tonight. I'm breastfeeding, should I be worried?

I  accidentally took my 150mg of zoloft (sertraline) twice tonight. I'm breastfeeding, should I be worried?

Hold breastfeeding: Although the "extra" Zoloft (sertraline) dosage may not impact the baby, it would be wise to use previously frozen breast milk for now and wait for 12 hours before resuming active breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). If I increase to 75mg will baby be exposed to 50% more medication?

Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). If I increase to 75mg will baby be exposed to 50% more medication?

Sertraline and moms: No. Sertraline seems to be the safest to take while breastfeeding. In studies of breastfeeding infants whose mothers were taking sertraline, the drug has either been undetectable or insignificant in the infant's blood . As always, please discuss your concerns with your healthcare providers. ...Read more

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If Zoloft 62mg wasn't very effective would going up to 75mg work better? Tried Paxil (paroxetine) before and 20mg helped. Need safest option for breastfeeding.

If Zoloft 62mg wasn't very effective would going up to 75mg work better? Tried Paxil (paroxetine) before and 20mg helped. Need safest option for breastfeeding.

Increase is OK: 62mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is unusual as typically this is prescribed in increments of 25mg. Zoloft (sertraline) is considered a relatively safe drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The difference between 62 and 75 is minimal, but if you are experiencing depression, try the increase, with consult with your OB/GYB. You cannot equate effective dosages between medications as their metabolic rate is different. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Possibly: Vicodin and zoloft (sertraline) are often used together safely. However, these medications can both be in breast milk. It is important that you speak to your ob/gyn and/or your pediatrician about this issue. ...Read more

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Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

The less the better: The lessdim plus contains various vegetables, repotedly. I would be leery of their claim that it supports breast functio.. I would also ask your doctor if the zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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I may have accidentally taken 2 of my 50mg Zoloft and am breastfeeding 6 mth old. Is 100mg safe while nursing for one day? I have no saved milk.

I may have accidentally taken 2 of my 50mg Zoloft and am breastfeeding 6 mth old.  Is 100mg safe while nursing for one day? I have no saved milk.

I wouldn't worry: There is minor transfer in BM but it approaches 2% of your dose, not enough to be significant in the grand scheme of things. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). Need to go up to 75 but worried about baby getting more medication. Is 75 a high dose while nursing? Will she get more?

Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). Need to go up to 75 but worried about baby getting more medication. Is 75 a high dose while nursing? Will she get more?

Not really : The AAP released an article on 8/23/2013 advising that most medications are safe for breastfeeding mothers, although antidepressants were cited as ones with potential problems, yet it wasn't recommended to stop it, the NIH Toxnet and Lactmed databases didn't recommend stopping it either, check them for more information. You want to tell your child 's pediatrician about it too, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Pregnant. Need Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine) after. Are either safe while breastfeeding? I would need 75mg of Zoloft vs. 20mg of Paxil (paroxetine), which is better or formula?

Pregnant. Need Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine) after. Are either safe while breastfeeding? I would need 75mg of Zoloft vs. 20mg of Paxil (paroxetine), which is better or formula?

Either: Based on the literature, nursing babies are almost all completely spared exposure to both these drugs, so there is no need to avoid breastfeeding while taking either of the medications. If you have better personal experience with one of them than the other in the past, you might choose that one regardless of the dose. If not, then Zoloft (sertraline) may be a better first choice from a tolerability standpoint. ...Read more

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Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)? I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Day 10 of 50mg zoloft (sertraline). Have broken out in extremely itchy rash on my face due 2 the zoloft (sertraline)?  I'm breastfeeding & having a terrible time with anxiety

Could be the Zoloft (sertraline): You could be having a reaction to the zoloft (sertraline). Please see your physician about this today so that both the rash and your anxiety can be addressed. Do not take further zoloft (sertraline) doses until speaking with your doctor today. ...Read more

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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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Is Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg helpful when taking Zoloft 25 mg for anxiety? Any bad side effects?

Is Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg helpful when taking Zoloft 25 mg for anxiety? Any bad side effects?

Discuss with Rx Doc: Some patients may be rx'd Abilify (aripiprazole) while taking another med like zoloft, depending on their diagnosis and symptoms. All meds have possible side effects, but they are usually well tolerated and go away in most people after a few days if you get any of them at all. That being said, you need to discuss any concerns with your treating dr. Good luck! ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) side effects. 25 mg. Really nervous to try it tonight. Will it make me dizzy?!

Zoloft (sertraline) side effects. 25 mg. Really nervous to try it tonight. Will it make me dizzy?!

Dear Ocelot,: So much fear. Try to be less anxious about this. Although every medication including zoloft (sertraline) has potential side effects - I have treated thousands of patients w zoloft (sertraline) with good results. It has been reported that 10 to 20% of people on zoloft (sertraline) may experience dizziness at one time or another. That means there is an 80 to 90% chance that you won't experience dizziness. Take care. ...Read more

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Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Just started Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial side effects?

Watch carefully!: While it is possible that those side effects may disappear, it's usually a reason to make a turn-about and find other approaches to your depressive symptoms - including psychotherapy. These are not uncommon and in young men, they may be especially worrying. Definitely tell your provider and ask for alternatives to consider - especially if it doesn't change very, very soon. ...Read more

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Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

Just starting Zoloft (sertraline) - anger for no reason and increased anxiety? Initial Side effects?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) or Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake indicated for anxiety and depression. However, different people respond to SSRI differently. Sertraline may not be the right medication for you. You may want to consult your doctor to try a different antidepressant if your symptoms do not improve or worsen. ...Read more

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Would taking l-methyfolate with Zoloft (sertraline) help more with ocd? Would there be any side effects?

Possibly: there are some who believe this helps - for you only by trying will you be able to tell if it helps ...Read more

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How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...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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Zoloft (Definition)

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