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How much is the probability that Zoloft (sertraline) help me if luvox didn't? Generally, how many ssris in average does every patient try to find the effective one?

How much is the probability that Zoloft (sertraline) help me if luvox didn't? Generally, how many ssris in average does every patient try to find the effective one?

MTHFR genotyping: If you have had failures, a good start is genomind testing which let's you see if you metabolize drugs that go through the cyp2c19 ; cyp2d6 pathways too fast, too slow, or just right. Also if you are + for an abnormal mthfr genotype, treatment with l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methyl cobalamin can help your antidepressant work better because you will be making your own serotonin, dopamine, ; nor-epi! ...Read more

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 long time does "zoloft 50 mg " need to make an effect on the patient if he have anxiety+mild depression?

How long time does "zoloft 50 mg " need to make an effect on the patient if he have anxiety+mild depression?

Zoloft (sertraline): Like most antidepressants, zoloft (sertraline) requires at least 4-6 weeks to show effectiveness. You may need a higher dose than the 50mg you're now taking. Doctors usually titrate the dose gradually, allowing your body to become accustomed to it. Please work with your doctor to obtain symptom relief. Psychotherapy is also an important part of treating anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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To anesthesiologists, have any Zoloft (sertraline) taking patients ever had serotonin syndrome following a procedure?

To anesthesiologists, have any Zoloft (sertraline) taking patients ever had serotonin syndrome following a procedure?

Theoretically yes: I have seen serotonin syndrome in a patient in the recovery room after general anesthesia. It occurred after receiving Meperidine (demerol). This medication is often given for pain or shivering after surgery, but can trigger serotonin syndrome in patients taking certain medications that act on serotonin. I would advise you to give your anesthesiologist a list of all the meds you take. ...Read more

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More side effects that you have seen in your practice Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft? Which have your patients done better on for ocd?

More side effects that you have seen in your practice Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft? Which have your patients done better on for ocd?

SSRIs: Both are ssri antidepressants, but zoloft is used for depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd), social anxiety disorder. Lexapro (escitalopram) was approved only for anxiety and depression. Diagnosis is the key. Therefore, it is important to talk with the physician about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac for ocd---which seems to yield the best response in patients? (am diabetic)

Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac for ocd---which seems to yield the best response in patients? (am diabetic)

It depends....: On the individual patient. Some people seem to do better on prozac, others do better on zoloft (sertraline). Thank goodness we have the choices we have nowadays! ...Read more

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2 patients are taking 50mg zoloft (sertraline). One for 8 months, one for 8 yrs. Who has the higher level of serotonin in the brain/body?

2 patients are taking 50mg zoloft (sertraline). One for 8 months, one for 8 yrs. Who has the higher level of serotonin in the brain/body?

Medications & Humans: There is no way to answer this question. There is no test to determine serotonin levels in the brain and there is no reliable way to distinguish these individuals who are on the same dose of the same medication. ...Read more

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Would Zoloft or viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be safer for a patient with with cardiac disease. 2 LAD stents. Switching off Cymbalta...my dr is open to either?

Would Zoloft or viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be safer for a patient with with cardiac disease. 2 LAD stents. Switching off Cymbalta...my dr is open to either?

Deression and cards: There is good evidence for tx of depression improving outcomes for cardiac pts. However, the decision to take an anti-depressant, and the determination of which med to select in your specific case should be made in close consultation with your doc. Both sertraline & viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are generally effective and have good safety profiles. Rarely, either med can have serious SEs. Close monitoring is wise. ...Read more

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I am a remicade patient and also take zoloft, (sertraline) methatrexate, and tramedol. I am now having pain and tenderness in rt armpit area.

I am a remicade patient and also take zoloft, (sertraline) methatrexate, and tramedol. I am now having pain and tenderness in rt armpit area.

See your doctor: Most likely you have swollen lymph nodes in the axilla. The reason for this should be explored. Less likely is a problem with the brachial plexus of nerves. A skin infection in the arm or hand can cause the regional lymph nodes to be swollen and tender. Being on Methotrexate I would definately have this problem looked at right away. ...Read more

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Do sertraline's side effects bother most patients?

Do sertraline's side effects bother most patients?

No: Most pts tolerate it pretty well. In my mexperience sexual side effects & GI complaints r the most common and the latter subside in a few days. ...Read more

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Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Nat Library of Med: Doing a literature search in the national library of medicine shows the adverse events reported with sertraline were most likely to occur early in the course of treatment and there was no evidence of any increase in events in the elderly or with longer-term treatment. Sertraline was not associated with excess of death from any cause, suicides, suicide attempts or serious life-threatening events. ...Read more

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Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg, rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg, rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Psychotropics: There several good references for side effects. Check epocrates and drugs. Com for drug interactions. Yes I would be cautious. ...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?

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?

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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Can u take Zoloft (sertraline) with benedryl?

Can u take Zoloft (sertraline) with benedryl?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has some potential to cause drowsiness in some people while zoloft usually does not. If needed, I feel you're taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while on zoloft should cause no problems. Your psychiatrist who is an expert in working with medications like zoloft would be best to answer this question, however. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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