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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. 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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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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What herbs interact with Zoloft?

What herbs interact with Zoloft?

Interactions: 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan & St. John’s Wort can interact with Zoloft. So I would avoid these combinations. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) stop working?

Potentially: Agree with Dr. Jacobson. Some people may develop SSRI poop out on Zoloft and other SSRI's. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

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

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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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Can Zoloft (sertraline) give you energy?

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

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make you tired?

Yes, it can: This will usually, but not always, go away with time. Please discuss your options with your treating physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What the Zoloft (sertraline) side effect?

Possible side effect: From Zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, change in weight, headache, dizziness, tremors, feeling tired or erectile dysfunction. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, hallucination and visual changes. A person who has bipolar disorder may flip from depression into mania or hypomania on Zoloft (sertraline). There is a black ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) give a bad taste?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) give a bad taste?

Dry Mouth Is Cause: Zoloft (sertraline) and most all antidepressants can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Without proper oral hygiene, one may experience a bad taste. Zoloft (sertraline) can inhibit the production of saliva, thus the dry mouth. The natural tendency to drink water can dry the mouth out further. Suck on a sugar-free hard candy or chew sugar-free gum to stimulate mucous production. Use a special otc mouthwash for dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can I take pexeva with zoloft (sertraline)?

Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targeted and potential side effects and interactions. Discuss with your treating md to see if another combination of mess will be best for you. ...Read more

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How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

How dangerous Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Zoloft (sertraline) Overdose sx's: May include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, agitation, ^ or v heart rate, seizures, fainting, hallucination, coma, delirum, ^ blood pressure & death. ...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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Can you take Zoloft (sertraline) and loratab?

Can you take Zoloft (sertraline) and loratab?

Depends....: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant, lortab is an opioid pain med. If you suffer from depression and you are in pain your dr may prescribe lortab. Zoloft (sertraline) however can cause side effects -- make you more depressed or even suicidal. Lortab can cause side effects and if taken long enough, addiction.
These meds should only be taken if prescribed for you by your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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