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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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Does a glass of red wine then beer prevent Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) from working? Is it bad?

Does a glass of red wine then beer prevent Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) from working? Is it bad?

Abusing drugs: You are on stimulant and anti-depression medications and want to take a drug that is a sedative and a depressant? You are not to be drinking on your medications. ...Read more

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Is 1 beer considered alcohol? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%), with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity?

Is 1 beer considered alcohol? Is drinking 1 beer (4% or 5%), with Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & fish oil bad? Does 1 beer only affect my meds effectivity?

1 beer is alcohol: There are non-alcoholic beers but if your question is whether a beer containing alcohol is considered an alcoholic beverage then, the answer is yes. It is generally a rule of pharmacology that alcohol and medication should not be combined in the same body. The presence of alcohol can alter the way drugs are metabolized meaning they either make drugs less effective or more dangerous. ...Read more

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Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when I'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...)?

Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when I'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...)?

Possible help: You may want to try a stimulant instead of strattera. May also try lower dose of zoloft or get off this if your not depressed or anxious. You can also use a combo strattera with a stumulant (vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is very effective but only last about 12 hours. Nasal saline is very helpful. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old son has ADHD and recently developed ocd. He is on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine). Will the daytrana patch make his OCD worse. Strattera (atomoxetine) isn't working?

My 10 yr old son has ADHD and recently developed ocd. He is on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine). Will the daytrana patch make his OCD worse. Strattera (atomoxetine) isn't working?

Possibly: Stimulant medications whether methylphenidate (daytrana, Ritalin, concerta) or amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse) can make anxiety worse. For some people, symptoms of ADHD are actually caused by anxiety. Speak to your son's doctor about medications like Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Amantadine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tonimer balsamic gel (nasal spray decongestant) if taking zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega 3 & ginko biloba?

Is it safe to use tonimer balsamic gel (nasal spray decongestant) if taking zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega 3 & ginko biloba?

No but: I don't know anything about balsamic gel and presume that it contains vinegar which may irritate your nasal membrane. As for the other medications or supplements, it would be highly unlikely that they interact with anything you use on your nose. ...Read more

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Which cold and flu meds are safe to use with Zoloft and strattera (atomoxetine) and fish oil (efalex 50+ active)?

Which cold and flu meds are safe to use with Zoloft and strattera (atomoxetine) and fish oil (efalex 50+ active)?

Some to avoid: Claritin loratiadine), Allegra (fexofenadine), vist;ril, Atarax (hyrdroxyzine pamoate) has some benefit with zoloft (sertraline) ; strattera; tesalon perels are safe, dextromethorpah, and guaifensin (robitussin) are safe.
Avoid: chorpheniramin, ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine ; dexchorpheniramine--can cause rapid heart and hypertension! ...Read more

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Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?

Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) is pretty safe. Another suggestion is to call the doctor who already knows more about you for the best discussion of your options. Maybe you have an infection and could benefit from an antibiotic? Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking strattera (atomoxetine) 40mg and Zoloft 100mg together?

Are there any side effects of taking strattera (atomoxetine) 40mg and Zoloft 100mg together?

Consult prescriber: Sertraline (zoloft) may increase blood levels & effects of atomoxetine (strattera). This can increase side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. ...Read more

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What should I avoid when on strattera (atomoxetine) and Zoloft? Is there any kind of food which may prevent its effectivity?

What should I avoid when on strattera (atomoxetine) and Zoloft? Is there any kind of food which may prevent its effectivity?

Strattera/Zoloft: I don't know of any foods that reduce efficacy of either zoloft or strattera (atomoxetine). Taking the medications with food may be helpful, though, to decrease stomach upset. Alcohol should be avoided. You should not take another kind of drug, called an maoi, with zoloft. Take these medications regularly as prescribed, and never stop taking them suddenly. Let me know if you have other questions. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use creatine to build muscle if I am taking strattera (atomoxetine) and zoloft?

Is it ok to use creatine to build muscle if I am taking strattera (atomoxetine) and zoloft?

Should be OK: There shouldn't be a problem with this combination. However there is no testing done on supplements like creatine and no formal way of tracking potential interactions with prescribed drugs so answers to these kind of questions mean that there aren't enough problems that there are reports in the medical literature. ...Read more

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Should I just stop taking strattera (atomoxetine) and switch back to Zoloft I feel more anxiuos than ever and can't sleep & istart college in 5 days please help!

Should I just stop taking strattera (atomoxetine) and switch back to Zoloft I feel more anxiuos than ever and can't sleep & istart college in 5 days please help!

Don't: Don't make medication adjustments on your own. Discuss the side effects you are having with your physician and follow his recommendations. If you are having a side effect of a medicine then stop it but do it under the supervision of your physician. Call his office asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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


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