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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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Discussing switching from cymbalta (duloxetine) to Zoloft for ocd---afraid of weight gain on zoloft---what is likelihood of Zoloft weight gain...Active..Watch diet?

Discussing switching from cymbalta (duloxetine) to Zoloft for ocd---afraid of weight gain on zoloft---what is likelihood of Zoloft weight gain...Active..Watch diet?

Agree- quite weight: neutral. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry the average weight gain was 0.1% after > 1 year on zoloft (sertraline). 4.5% people treated with zoloft (sertraline) had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft (sertraline). However, mechanism for wei ...Read more

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I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD - will i regret this?

I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD - will i regret this?

No, you won't: Regret being medicated for ocd. Stay close to your doc and tell him/her any symptoms/changes that occur. Please don't adjust your medication yourself. Alternatively, or in addition, there are ocd specialists who use a behavioral approach to treating ocd. Your state psychological association may be able to refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am going to start taking Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD - will i regret this?

I am going to start taking Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD - will i regret this?

Not sure why you : Would regret it. If you developed side effects you could stop the medication. If it isn't effective then you can have a trial of another medication. I think getting help for your obsessive compulsive disorder is a good step. Take care. ...Read more

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I am on zoloft (sertraline) for ocd, and it scares me reading all of the stories of people losing their mind and hurting people. Is that something that can happen?

I am on zoloft (sertraline) for ocd, and it scares me reading all of the stories of people losing their mind and hurting people. Is that something that can happen?

Probably not: Stories of SSRIs causing violence usually involve situations in which the people are not taking it; or are not taking enough of it; or have a condition for which it is inappropriately prescribed (such as bipolar disorder without a stabilizer). Otherwise, you can rest assured that it won't make you a mass murderer. ...Read more

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Was on 20 Lexapro (escitalopram) actually made ocd worse..is this possible....is Zoloft used for ocd ..might try this one?

Was on 20 Lexapro (escitalopram) actually made ocd worse..is this possible....is Zoloft used for ocd ..might try this one?

OCD Medications: I understand your distress. Lexapro is a medication for treatment of Depression and Anxiety. It can have side effect of OCD symptoms or make existing OCD symptoms worse. Zoloft has been use for OCD; like Lexapro is SSRI medication and can have side effects.. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and to cope with symptoms. Discuss Medications-Anafranil and Effexor (venlafaxine) for OCD. Do Tai Chi, Exercise, ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) vs Luvox which is better for OCD? Zoloft (sertraline) worked for 7 years. Switched because of Depression. Can I go back on Zoloft (sertraline) or luvox?

Zoloft (sertraline) vs Luvox which is better for OCD? Zoloft (sertraline) worked for 7 years. Switched because of Depression.  Can I go back on Zoloft (sertraline) or luvox?

Individual: Luvox (fluvoxamine) was evaluated for treating OCD, but any of the SSRI medications, as well as some tricyclic medications help with OCD. Best to combine medication with treatment to get best results. Some Mindfulness approaches have been helpful.See your physician for assistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Recently prescribed me wellbutrin (bupropion) and zoloft for my ocd and depression. Is this combo safe?

Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can raise your blood pressure in doses above 300mg. If you have an eating disorder or alcoholism it can lower your threshold to have a seizure. Otherwise the combo is safe relatively. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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