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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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How much time does nausea and headaches take to go away after stopping zoloft (sertraline)?

How much time does nausea and headaches take to go away after stopping zoloft (sertraline)?

Several week. : Zoloft (sertraline) takes about four to five weeks to get entirely out of your system Make sure you taper the drug not stop it altogether abruptly. If so the symptoms may get actually get worse for a while. The complaints should resolve once the meds are out of your system. if it longer than that you need medical consultation. ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month. Started having weird heartbeats and nausea is this normal? Will it pass?

Taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month. Started having weird heartbeats and nausea is this normal? Will it pass?

Zoloft (sertraline) effects: Zoloft (sertraline) is used for Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. It can cause nausea and palpitations. It can also be due to Anxiety Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety or both • Intensity of Symptoms and Impairment of Functioning when Zoloft (sertraline) was started • Improvement in symptoms and Functioning NOW • Decrease the dose • Take Zoloft (sertraline) after the meal • Therapy for stresses. ...Read more

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I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) after meals will it most likely help prevent nausea?

I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) after meals will it most likely help prevent nausea?

Yes: If you experience nausea from zoloft, (sertraline) taking it with food may help. You could also talk to your doctor about possibly splitting the dose (taking the same daily total dose but splitting it into two equal halves - sometimes side effects are caused when the blood level reaches a certain level so sometimes taking two lower doses can minimize this. I suggest talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I am on day 3 of Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg and I have began vomiting and having extreme nausea. Is that normal?

Zoloft (sertraline): Common initial side effect, eased up by taking the medicine on full stomach or splitting the dose to 25mg. Twice daily with meals. Ofcourse, discuss with your prescribing doctor first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i take generic pepto with an ssri? I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) and it is causing me awful nausea. I have a bottle of generic pepto bismol in my dorm room... Can i take that without having a problematic interaction?

Can i take generic pepto with an ssri? I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) and it is causing me awful nausea. I have a bottle of generic pepto bismol in my dorm room... Can i take that without having a problematic interaction?

Sertraline : Sertraline (zoloft) potentiates bleeding. So if there any concern over an ulcer it would not be safe. A safer choice may be to get a prescription for zofran (ondansetron) (odansetron) from student health. That is orally absorbed and safe to take for nausea. ...Read more

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Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

Will it help prevent any nausea if I eat before taking a antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline)?

It might: Gi side effects of medication are often less if the medications are taken with or after food. Often, side effects like nausea are very transient and, after a week or two, may no longer bother you, once you get accustomed to the medication. If you continue to have severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite, speak to your doctor about a change of medication. ...Read more

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Started Zoloft (sertraline) yesterday 25mg. I have bad nausea, spaced out feeling and aggitation. My doctor told me this is not normal and to stop. Is this normal?

Started Zoloft (sertraline) yesterday 25mg. I have bad nausea, spaced out feeling and aggitation. My doctor told me this is not normal and to stop. Is this normal?

Nausea & diarrhea : are normal, because most of the receptor sites for serotonin are in the the GI tract. Agitation is a concern because SSRI's can precipitate a manic or hypomanic episode in adults with undiagnosed Bipolar Depression Type I or Type II. See your psychiatrist & take in a 3- generation family history of mental illness. 20% of kids get agitated on SSRI's, even if they don't have BPD, but not adults. ...Read more

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I have been busy just about all day along with nausea. A little bit ago i threw up, and my dizziness went away. What could of been wrong? I take 15 mg of zoloft (sertraline)

I have been busy just about all day along with nausea. A little bit ago i threw up, and my dizziness went away. What could of been wrong? I take 15 mg of zoloft (sertraline)

Nausea is one of: a long list of possible side effects from SSRI's, Zoloft (sertraline) included. How long has this side effect been present? Did it occur before starting Zoloft (sertraline)? Does it occur when specific outside events or internal feelings are stimulated? Check in with a psychiatrist. Here's a general reference on Zoloft (sertraline), keeping in mind it is not peer reviewed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sertraline ...Read more

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Is it safe to be taking 200mg of Zoloft and 187.5mg of effexor (venlafaxine)? The dose for Effexor (venlafaxine) was increased recently and i've noticed rapid hr/nausea/headache.

Is it safe to be taking 200mg of Zoloft and 187.5mg of effexor (venlafaxine)? The dose for Effexor (venlafaxine) was increased recently and i've noticed rapid hr/nausea/headache.

Talk to your MD now: Effexor (venlafaxine) metabolism is reduced by zoloft (200mg) via zoloft inhibition of the enzyme (p450 2d6) that helps to break Effexor (venlafaxine) down. Depending on your genetic variant of 2d6, you could have an elevated blood level with this combination thus leading to excessive sympathetic activation; elevated risk for 5ht syndrome, extra GI upset; and no libido. Please see the prescribing md asap or get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg, should it be taken with food to help decrease chances of nausea? Can i still take sumatriptan 100mg for migraine as needed?

Prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg, should it be taken with food to help decrease chances of nausea? Can i still take sumatriptan 100mg for migraine as needed?

You can only: Under your physician supervision and expertize. Zoloft (sertraline) and sumatriptan both increase serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially a serotonin syndrome, life-threatening condition. The interaction is is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant. Rec.: talk to your physician. ...Read more

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I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months.I have been on 200mg for 8 weeks. Only now am I experiencing super tiredness,dizzy,nausea,no appetite. This normal?

I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months.I have been on 200mg for 8 weeks. Only now am I experiencing super tiredness,dizzy,nausea,no appetite. This normal?

Side effects: These are definitely in the realm of side effects. Did these side effects occur suddenly or slowly over time. Slowly over time would make more sense as the Zoloft (sertraline) begins to take effect. This medication may not be the right one for you if it starts to cause difficulties in other aspects of your life (with respect to side effects). If nothing else has changed or is causing this of course. ...Read more

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I stopped taking Zoloft (sertraline) 3 weeks ago. Having dizziness. Nausea hot flashes and I'm ovulating. Am I going through withdrawal or is it ovulation symptoms?

I stopped taking Zoloft (sertraline) 3 weeks ago. Having dizziness. Nausea hot flashes and I'm ovulating. Am I going through withdrawal or is it ovulation symptoms?

Dizziness: The symptoms you describe can all be caused by sudden withdrawal from antidepressant medications. The symptoms however usually resolve by one week. To avoid such symptoms, tapering of antidepressants is recommended. Ovulation does not usually cause nausea or dizziness. You should followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is having chronic goosebumps and no appetite and nausea after being on zoloft, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine) and now noritriptyline in past year, why?

My daughter is having chronic goosebumps and no appetite and nausea after being on zoloft, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine) and now noritriptyline in past year, why?

See psychiatrist: Your daughter has been taking 3-4 drugs for sometime for her problem( depression) . All these medicines have side effects like nausea ,stomach pain and loss of appetite .Discuss the problem with psychiatrist,he may change the medicine or add another one to make the nausea go away ,so her appetite improves .Your daughter may do better on behavior therapy . ...Read more

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I'm experiencing nausea, headaches, dizziness and buzzing ears after decreasing my Zoloft (sertraline) intake of 100mg to 50mg. What can I do? Thanks

I'm experiencing nausea, headaches, dizziness and buzzing ears after decreasing my Zoloft (sertraline) intake of 100mg to 50mg. What can I do? Thanks

Work with your doc: Your are probably experiencing withdrawal symptoms from having reduced your zoloft (sertraline) dose too quickly. I suggest going back to your prescribed 100mg dose, and discuss with your physician whether tapering is indicated at this time. If the two of you agree, then a more gradual schedule can be developed. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What should I do I have been feeling nausea and dizziness for two days now no other symptoms ?!? Hist: PCOS HTN Lisinopril10mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

What should I do I have been feeling nausea and dizziness for two days now no other symptoms ?!? Hist: PCOS HTN Lisinopril10mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Rest, fluids: These symptoms are very commonly associated with a viral syndrome, often a GI virus. Or perhaps a virus is affecting your inner ear and that labarynthitis is making you dizzy, then nauseated like car sickness. Fortunately these symptoms usually go away on their own in a short time. Rest, drink fluids, consider OTC dramamine (dimenhydrinate). But contact your doctor in another couple days if persists. ...Read more

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Could taking Zoloft (sertraline) (200mg) irregularly be causing my extreme short term memory loss, occasional nausea & muscle twitch? Withdrawal? If so, how long?

Could taking Zoloft (sertraline) (200mg) irregularly be causing my extreme short term memory loss, occasional nausea & muscle twitch? Withdrawal? If so, how long?

What do you mean: by "irregularly?" 200 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is a high dose, so there must be a reason to take that much. But, taking it other than daily is not so usual, and at that dose might cause havoc, including STM loss, nausea and muscle twitching. Consult with your prescribing MD. Normal dose is 100 MG q. d., unless something else is going on...Do you have a therapist? ...Read more

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3 negative preg test. Period came on time, nausea all day mild cramps and mild back ache also started taking zoloft (sertraline) 25mg 3 days now. Pregnant?

3 negative preg test. Period came on time,  nausea all day mild cramps and mild back ache  also started taking zoloft (sertraline) 25mg 3 days now.
Pregnant?

Unlikely: If performed correctly, home urine pregnancy tests nowadays are very reliable. If these tests fail, they rather come back positive, when there is no pregnancy, than to come back negative, when there actually is a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER? I am experiencing burning and cramping in my stomach as wel as nausea and constipation. I just started on Zoloft (sertraline) 5 days ago.

Should I go to the ER? I am experiencing burning and cramping in my stomach as wel as nausea and constipation. I just started on Zoloft (sertraline) 5 days ago.

Cramping in stomach: I understand your distress. GI Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) ca be-nausea, constipation and abdominal pain. Symptoms can also be due to: • Drinking too much alcoholSmoking • Taking Aspirin and IbuprofenGastritisGERD • Go to ER if • Gastric Ulcer • Emotional Stress Go to ER if you have severe burning and cramping in stomach for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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