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I have anxiety and ADD. I take Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin for anxiety but it is affecting my concentration. Is it safe to add ritalin to the mix?

I have anxiety and ADD. I take Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin for anxiety but it is affecting my concentration. Is it safe to add ritalin to the mix?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have a combination of ADHD and anxiety. Speak to your prescriber about single medications that may treat both conditions, such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Imipramine ...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 have clinical depression with concentration/memory problems("I dont-remember why I came here" severe). Will zoloft/effexor improve conc/memory a lot?

I have clinical depression with concentration/memory problems("I dont-remember why I came here" severe). Will zoloft/effexor improve conc/memory a lot?

Possibly: Concentration & memory problems are fairly common with major depression. Treating the depression may help with those symptoms. However - I would not prescribe both those meds at the same time. ...Read more

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Missed Zoloft (sertraline) five days feel ill headaches stomach upset low concentration? what's the best way to stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Missed Zoloft (sertraline) five days feel ill headaches stomach upset low concentration?  what's the best way to stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg?

Talk with your doc: All antidepressants when stopped abruptly can lead to some withdrawal like symptoms, some much more so than others. There are many different taper schedules but this is something best reviewed with your prescribing doctor as he/she should also know that you plan on stopping a particular medication like this. Best of luck. ...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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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?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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