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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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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I overdosed on 2300 mg of Zoloft, then a day later, I did 2100mg of Zoloft and 140 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). I've been having hallucinations.

I overdosed on 2300 mg of Zoloft, then a day later, I did 2100mg of Zoloft and 140 mg  of Lexapro (escitalopram).
I've been having hallucinations.

Find a safe place: Please find someone you trust to help you get to a safe place - or call on your own. The risks are high and I have a feeling that you can feel much better w/ the right treatment. It would include serious therapeutic attention to your learning how to take better care of yourself. Those may not be the best Rx's - so a full eval should be done. I hope you find what you need. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you take sertraline if you suffer from hallucinations and psychosis?

Can you take sertraline if you suffer from hallucinations and psychosis?

Yes, but...: For psychosis and hallucinations related to psychosis, antipsychotic medications are the best treatment. Sertraline is an antidepressant and useful if there is a concurrent depression with the psychotic disorder. Sertraline will not treat the psychosis or hallucinations though. ...Read more

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Should you take sertraline if you suffer from audio hallucinations and psychosis?

Should you take sertraline if you suffer from audio hallucinations and psychosis?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is antidepressant. Can work if psychosis is part of depression, along with antipsychotic medication. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) stop working?

Zoloft (sertraline) can poop out: Yes. It is an interesting antidepressant. I find that it works for a while at one dose, and that the dose may need to be increased several times during treatment because of depression breakthrough. Sometimes it stops working altogether and then this is the tie that your psychiatrist will really earn his or her money coming up with a new treatment regimen which may still include zoloft (sertraline).. ...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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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

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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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsinessvomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nauseadizzinessagitation •shakiness (tremor). •coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) give you energy?

No : If you were feeling tired due to depression then it will help. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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