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Doctor insights on: Zoloft Causing Increased Cholesterol

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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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Would zoloft/sertraline cause high cholesterol ? Is their such a thing as lazy white blood cells? Had bone marrow biopsy 10 or so yrs ago and was fin

Would zoloft/sertraline cause high cholesterol ? Is their such a thing as lazy white blood cells? Had bone marrow biopsy  10 or so yrs ago and was fin

Sounds like there: Are a couple of questions here. Sertaline therapy is not associated with hypercholesterolemia. Not sure what "lazy" wbcs are, and a prior normal bm is encouraging, but 10 years could be ancient history if there is an ongoing concern. ...Read more

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Can your triglycerites & cholesterol be effected by zoloft (sertraline)? My triglycerites are up 50 pts& my good cholesterol dropped 30 pts within a years time.

Can your triglycerites & cholesterol be effected by zoloft (sertraline)? My triglycerites are up 50 pts& my good cholesterol dropped 30 pts within  a years time.

Metabolic Syndrome: Psychotropic medicines may effect weight and consequently cause or worsen metabolic conditions. More importantly mood and anxiety may predispose to metabolic disorders. Stresss increases cortisol that may increase lipids, blood sugar and cause weight gain. Age, family history and other condition should be factore in. A proper evaluation and investigations are essential. ...Read more

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How should i quit 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) to zero mg? I want to quit bechause mutch apetite and weight gain and high cholesterol.

How should i quit 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline) to zero mg? I want to quit bechause mutch apetite and weight gain and high cholesterol.

CAUTION!: As you know, the safest is to do this under a doctor's care. Some would suggest that tapering by 10%/month would be safe. It may be, however, that you really need this medication in spite of the issues with weight gain. Please don't attempt this until you have discussed with your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased anger?

That is possible &: is not a good thing. Please let prescribing provider/ psychiatrist know asap. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased heart rate when dosage is increased?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause increased heart rate when dosage is increased?

Yes uncommonly: In a postmarketing survey of over 70, 000 patients, 1.19% of patients reported tachycardia associated with the use of zoloft (sertraline). Some had preexisting hypertension, depression, pain and other possible contributing factors. All resolved with discontinuation of the agent if persistent. Please make your prescribing physician aware of your issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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RHR increased from 60 bpm to high 90s 1 week after stopping Zoloft (sertraline). Related? Should I be concerned? Recent ekg showed normal sinus rhythm. Causes?

Not sure: If this persists another week it is highly unlikely to be from zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal. Other things that can cause an increase in your RHR can be a pulmonary embolism. If you traveled recently by car or plane or have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft cause increased anxiety, shaking, diarrhea, and tiredness, on the first day of taking 12.5mg of it? What would help with these side effects

Can Zoloft cause increased anxiety, shaking, diarrhea, and tiredness, on the first day of taking 12.5mg of it? What would help with these side effects

Unusual but possible: Contact your prescriber. You may not be able to tolerate this medication. If side effects are mild it is reasonable to wait but if moderate or severe call your prescriber and consider other options. ...Read more

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Why does zoloft (sertraline) cause yawning?

Why does zoloft (sertraline) cause yawning?

Side effect: Yawning is an uncommon side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) and other medications. Discuss with prescribing doctor if this is bothersome. I've not been able to find a good explanation as to why this side effect occurs. It may be related to drowsiness side effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Insonmia caused by Zoloft (sertraline) does it ever go away?

Insonmia caused by Zoloft (sertraline) does it ever go away?

It should: Zoloft (sertraline) can cause either insomnia or sedation. Effects are typically transient. Also, various anxiety and depressive conditions cause insomnia. Zoloft (sertraline) and other antidepressants are effective treatments for these conditions. As such, they may alleviate insomnia related to these conditions. Thus, if zoloft (sertraline) is causing persistent insomnia, there are numerous available alternative antidepressants. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Zoloft (sertraline) to cause hallucinations?

Is it possible for Zoloft (sertraline) to cause hallucinations?

Hallucinations: may occur with a zoloft (sertraline) overdose - but haven't seen it described as a side -effect. ...Read more

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Has Zoloft (sertraline) been known to cause constricted pupils?

Has Zoloft (sertraline) been known to cause constricted pupils?

No: This is not one of the listed side effects. However, each person's chemistry is unique. It is possible to have any side effect to a medication. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

That's a therapeutic: dose of Zoloft (sertraline). It's rare but possible and you are in the age range that it's been noted. Other meds taken simultaneously to this would put you at higher risk and you've not listed them here for us to discuss it further. ...Read more

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Why does Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg cause an acute oculogyric crisis?

Usually it doesn't: Zoloft (sertraline) inhibits serotonin reuptake, and in that way can also affect dopamine. The resulting increase in serotonergic activity can inhibit both nigrostriatal and tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons, resulting in extrapyramidal symptoms (eps). Balance between these systems is extremely important. Akathisia is the most common kind of eps from zoloft, (sertraline) rather than oculogyric crisis. ...Read more

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Can i take zoloft and miralax together? drugs.com says it causes an interaction

Can i take zoloft and miralax together? drugs.com says it causes an interaction

Interaction: Just consider separating the times you take the Zoloft and the Miralax. That should be plenty to rid of any direct interaction. ...Read more

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I suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis could my Zoloft (sertraline) cause this?

I suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis could my Zoloft (sertraline) cause this?

EPS from zoloft (sertraline): Extrapyramidal symptoms are rare with antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) & occur in less than 1%. Is seen if high dose zoloft (sertraline) or if zoloft (sertraline) is taken along with other medications that inhibit liver breakdown of zoloft (sertraline) and hence cause accumulation in body and side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more