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Is tinnitus a side effect of zoloft (sertraline)?

Is tinnitus a side effect of zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Very occasionally, dose related, or could be a symptom of anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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I have tinnitus is Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft safer i am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse,I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?

I have tinnitus is Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft safer i am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse,I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?

Good question: Citalopram made your tinnitus worse. I understand this. You have been offered two other medications. You are fearful of new drugs. Not knowing the exact mechanism that lead to the worsening of the tinnitus with Citalopram makes it difficult to predict how you will respond to either of the replacement meds. My approach then would be to target the tinnitus. You need to discuss this with your doctor ...Read more

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Can one of my medicines be causing my tinnitus? I'm on sertraline, famotidine, librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Mag-Ox. I'm only on day 5 of the sertraline.

Can one of my medicines be causing my tinnitus? I'm on sertraline, famotidine, librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Mag-Ox. I'm only on day 5 of the sertraline.

Assuming new: I am assuming you have had the tinnitus since starting one of the meds. Zoloft (sertraline) can do this. I would perhaps talk to your doctor about holding it. If it doesn't go away, I would check for an acute inflamation of the middle ear such as a viral infection ...Read more

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My son is being weened off of Zoloft and starting Lexapro. He is taking 50 mg of Zoloft and is supposed to start 5 mg of Lexapro today. Can I give him both medications at the same time? He usually takes the Zoloft before bed and I was wondering if it is s

My son is being weened off of Zoloft and starting Lexapro. He is taking 50 mg of Zoloft and is supposed to start 5 mg of Lexapro today. Can I give him both medications at the same time? He usually takes the Zoloft before bed and I was wondering if it is s

Medicine changes : it will be fine to transition from one medication to another with an overlap time. You can overlap by removing the Zoloft over a two week time frame while adding the Lexapro (escitalopram) gradually or all at once. It takes several days for the Lexapro (escitalopram) to gear up in the body. Monitor him for tiredness, mood changes and sleep changes. These will go away after the total switch. ...Read more

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Are you at risk for seretonin syndrome if only on 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) or is it usually only seen with the highest doses ? And is seretonin S. Common ?

Are you at risk for seretonin syndrome if only on 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) or is it usually only seen with the highest doses ? And is seretonin S. Common ?

Little risk.: Serotonin syndrome is uncommon, and seen at high doses or in situations in which numerous drugs are interacting. With 100 mg of sertraline (Zoloft) it would be exceptionally rare, and perhaps impossible -- unless combined with other medications. ...Read more

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Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Any ti[s on dealing with ssri withdrawal anxiety (zoloft)?

Zoloft (sertraline): Very slow gradual tapering of the daily dose, under your doctor's supervision. ...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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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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