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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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What are the tests for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

No tests.: This is a confusing question. Most doctors start with the smallest amount ant it's a sufficient dosage. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Gastric lavage: The treatment for a zoloft (sertraline) overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...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

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What are the tests for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

No tests.: This is a confusing question. Most doctors start with the smallest amount ant it's a sufficient dosage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Zoloft OD: Recommended dosing for Zoloft/ sertraline is up to 200mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Gastric lavage: The treatment for a zoloft (sertraline) overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

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What are the health complications from a Zoloft (sertraline) overdose? What is serotonin syndrome?

Life threatening: Seratonin syndrme is caused by having too much seratonin. Symptoms include headache, agitation, hypomania, mental confusion, hallucinations, coma shivering, sweating, hyperthermia, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea. Myoclonus (muscle twitching), hyperreflexia (manifested by clonus), tremor. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) taken overdose (double dose). What symptoms to look for?

Zoloft (sertraline) overdose: Nothing will happen. Zoloft (sertraline) and ssris are so safe no one can die on overdose with them. But do not take meds doses beyond what your doctor counsels you to take. What is your intent to take more than your doctor prescribes for you? ...Read more

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Can you hallucinate on Zoloft (sertraline) after you overdose on it?

I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants. Hallucinations may be part of the underlying illness. Many who make suicide attempts take a combination of meds and some organ damage might occur. If you or someone is considering overdosing, please seek help. Suicidal gestures or intentions are not the answer. They are many resources, call local help lines. ...Read more

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I overdosed on 2300 mg of Zoloft, then a day later, I did 2100mg of Zoloft and 140 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram).

Overdoses: You are taking potentially lethal doses of medication. Are you suicidal? Call 911 or go to ER immediately. Call National Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Suicidal thoughts to overdose on my 100mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

See psychiatrist now: Please call your psychiatrist or psychologist right away or go to emergency room or urgent care right now before you take any steps on your thoughts. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more