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Doctor insights on: Zoloft Side Effects In Men Weight Gain

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Doc add me Risperdal 0.5 to Zoloft it works good no side effects I feel fine No weight gain.can bi used for life and there Is any health problems with?

Doc add me Risperdal 0.5 to Zoloft it works good no side effects I feel fine No weight gain.can bi used for life and there Is any health problems with?

Risperdal added to : Sertraline (Zoloft) can be a strategy used to treat depression or other illness. I'm glad to hear it's working so well! Low dose risperdal, (an atypical antipsychotic) can have side effects, which ur doc shu be monitoring 4. Some SEs include risk 4 diabetes, EPS, & QT changes. These should be weighed against the benefits of the med w ur doc. Length of tx shu also b determined w ur doc. Stay well! ...Read more

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My doctor took me off Zoloft because of weight gain and loss of libido now gave me Citalopram will it have same side effects?

My doctor took me off Zoloft because of weight gain and loss of libido now gave me Citalopram will it have same side effects?

Crystal ball says---: Hmmm....funny, it was just working a patient or 2 ago. I can't seem to get my crystal ball to turn on & tell me the answer to if you will definitely have side effects to citalopram since you didn't do well on Zoloft. Well, let's just revert to medical science that says-, while the 2 drugs are similar each is slightly different. No way to know for sure until you've tried it. Start low- Go Slow. ...Read more

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My doctor took me off Zoloft because of weight gain and loss of libido now gave me Citalopram will it have same side effects?

My doctor took me off Zoloft because of weight gain and loss of libido now gave me Citalopram will it have same side effects?

It can: If your doctor is prescribing these meds he has a good reason. The SSRIs that you have and are taking commonlyreduce libido and in some cases cause weight gain depending on the medication. Effexor mifght have less effect ion your libido. ...Read more

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Which one has fewer side effects profile regarding: weight gain,Fatigue and Sleeping much,Motivated and Erection dysfunction: ZOLOFT or EFFEXOR XR ?

Which one has fewer side effects profile  regarding:  weight gain,Fatigue and Sleeping much,Motivated and Erection dysfunction: ZOLOFT or EFFEXOR XR ?

Antidepressant Meds: I understand your concern for side effects. Treatment of depression is more effective when it is combined with Therapy to deal with stresses of life which at age 38 can be marriage, separation, divorce, relationships, parenting, and work. Side effects depend upon dose, metabolism, use of alcohol, and drugs, See Psychiatrist for need, benefits, side effects of Zoloft and Effexor XR, and Therapy ...Read more

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Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating? Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Can going off Zoloft cause weight gain/bloating?  Will this side effect go away the longer your off?

Not usually: Weight gain or boating isn't usually a result of gradually stopping zoloft - bloating can actually improve on zoloft. However, in some folks, there are flu-like symptoms that arise from the first couple of weeks of being on zoloft. See below for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001017/. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft always casue weight gain....Or is it the fact that you are feeling better that you just eat more? I do not want to gain weight.

Usually very little: All ssri antidepressants including zoloft (sertraline) cause a little weight gain on average. It's important to remember that everyone's different. Some lose a little, some gain a little — there's no guarantee what will happen to you specifically. When zoloft is given to large numbers of research subjects, they average a very small gain of about 2 lbs. Just feeling better does this too. ...Read more

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How does Zoloft lead weight gain?

Not really known: 4.5% people treated with zoloft had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft. However, mechanism for weight gain is not well understood. ...Read more

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I've been on Zoloft for a few yrs. I have noticed weight gain. I want to switch to something that won't make me gain, what works best for my age? 17.

I've been on Zoloft for a few yrs. I have noticed weight gain. I want to switch to something that won't make me gain, what works best for my age? 17.

Talk w/psychiatrist: This is something you need to discuss with your own psychiatrist, preferably an adolescent psychiatrist. Some medications have additional risks in young people, and you want to be safe and well. Lexapro is a reasonable choice in adults, but reviewing your concerns with your own doctor would be better than asking doctors who don't know you (like us on healthtap). Good luck! ...Read more

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Does Zoloft cause weight gain? Are there any interactions with Zoloft and st. John's wort?

Does Zoloft cause weight gain?   Are there any interactions with Zoloft and st. John's wort?

Probaly Not: There is no strong association between zoloft and weight gain but depression can cause loss of appetite and treatment may cause it to return. Do not take st. Johns wort, its affects are additive to zoloft and might cause a condition called serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft cause weight gain? What is the best time of day to take it?

Does Zoloft cause weight gain? What is the best time of day to take it?

Yes sometimes: All of the serotonin enhancing antidepressants can cause weight gain, some more than others. Zoloft tends to be middle of the road where it may or may not. In my experience, it's not particularly weight gaining. As for time of day, what determine this is the effect it has on you. You can start out taking it in the morning and if it makes you sleepy/tired, switch it to night. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more