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Is it safe to take generic from zoloft medication? Which is the best one? does it come with risk of side effects?
As safe as the brand:
Sertraline, the generic form of Zoloft, is required by the FDA to be nearly equivalent in strength as the brand-name. The difference in generic and brand-name dose wise would be trivial as far as it's clinical effectiveness.
I think it would be safe to take and that the side effects would be identical to that of the brand-name. ...Read more
Is Zoloft (sertraline) medication to blame for becoming anorexic? Never dieted before, on medicine tried to starve, soon as I got off, anorexic feelings went away.
Sedation: There are many possible side effects although they are usually relatively mild. The more common would include sedation, increased yawning, decreased energy, changes in concentration, nausea, diarrhea, weight gain and increased sweating. Not everyone gets these side effects and some get very little in the way of side effects. I would talk with the prescribing physician about your concerns! ...Read more
I haven't taken my medication (Zoloft 200mg and Lamictal 200mg) for 2 weeks. Should I take my full dose again or half?
I have a friend who is getting a new job and is worried because she takes the medication Zoloft and we have readt that it can show up in a urinalysis as a benzodiazepines but she has her prescription for the zoloft so she can show the nurse
Zoloft (sertraline) and related: medications are used by millions of people today. I don't agree that they are so widely used and prefer cognitive behavioral therapy but that's another matter. Your friend will likely have no problem because of how many folks are on Zoloft (sertraline). Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why do some people that take the same medication(like zoloft) have side effects and others do not?
Diversity: This is part of the nature of diversity of the human body. People have different genetic make up of their bodies including their cardiovascular systems, urinary systems, liver, brain and so on. Consequently the biochemical interaction of these systems with medications varies and hence some person may develop nausea on medication "x" while someone else may not.. ...Read more
It's not, really: Zoloft is not really a "stronger" medication than Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa. All 3 are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They differ a little in the particular receptor sites they affect -- zoloft may block norepinephrine re-uptake a little more than Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) do, but not nearly as potently as paroxetine, duloxetine, and some older tricyclics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely but if you: experience symptoms of excessive serotonin including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, confusion, restlessness, dilated pupils, headache, changes in blood pressure/body temperature, rapid heart rate, tremor, loss of muscle coordination, twitching muscles, shivering, goose bumps, or excessive sweating seek medical review. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
Can someone who cannot tolerate celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) tolerate zoloft? My dr said Zoloft is a stronger medication, but me wants to try.
Not stronger: Zoloft is not really stronger than Celexa or lexapro, (escitalopram) but they're not the same exact molecule. All 3 are ssri antidepressants. They differ a little in their activity with certain neuron receptors and reuptake of ne, for instance. If you need a medication from this class, it's worth trying zoloft very gradually. You might tolerate 1 more than the others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having issues getting my perscription filled for Zoloft and my sleeping medication for about a week now and have been off them for 10 days. I call and leave messages as well as family members calling and leaving messages but they do not return the c
Abandonment: This is not good medically, ethically and/or legally--you shouldn't have to go without medicines that were helping you--you may need to find a new psychiatrist--perhaps your family doc will refill your Meds until you get in with someone new. ...Read more
Good question: To be addressed directly your doc. Personally, I have no idea: those two meds are different & are normally "switched" the other way around, from xanax (alprazolam) (benzo) to zoloft (ssri). If the doc's answer is still unclear, unsatisfactory or confusing, get a second opinion, your health is too important to be left in the fog. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to get another Viagra (sildenafil) script. I take medication like Zoloft etc. that have side effects. my pcp wrote a script in the summer but am out. ?
Is Zoloft (sertraline) a good medication for OCD and anxiety? I am recovering from anorexia also and I am terriified of gaining weight from it ?
Yes: Zoloft is a member if the ssri's group which are the backbone of treatment for ocd. Other medications include celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, clomipramine and others. Zoloft o's one that has low profile of side effects, including weight gain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concern about a friend: how common is in women to having manic episodes in self medication with zoloft (sertraline)? She's very impulsive and aggressive lately.
Can easily happen: No one with a psychiatric condition should self treat. Sertraline is for depression. It is not the primary treatment for bipolar disorder. It can in fact worsenbipolar disorder by increasing the frequency of the episodes, severity of mania, causing mixed mood states, or rapid cycling. As a friend, please pull her aside and tell her what you were noticing. Show her this reference if you need to and try to get her to a psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lately i've developed what seem like nervous ticks. I pop my ears, move my jaw or nose in a certain way. Only medication its zoloft (sertraline). What's going on?
Been taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg once a day for a week now. Not seeing any effects, how long until this medication starts weeking.
Is it okay to take 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) at night time instead of in the morning as prescribed? I'm very strange about taking medications and worry about my
I'm on 200mg Zoloft (sertraline) for sad. I've been on it for 3+ months with no noticeable changes. What medication would be ideal to switch to?
Treatment options: The best treatment for sad is the combination of phototherapy and medication. Zoloft is on of the ssris which have been used. The others include Paxil and prozac. Effexor (venlafaxine) which is a snri has also been used. Wellbutrin xl may help prevent depressive episodes in people with a history of sad. Last but not least psychotherapy can be employed. ...Read more
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