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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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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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