I am to take Zoloft (sertraline) and I wonder what the side effects are?

Nause and headache. There are several side effects that occur early in treatment as above and sometimes nervousness, insomnia, drowsiness, dry mouth and sweating and diarrhea which is usually rare. Some people also have sexual side effects as a decrease in libido.

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Afraid to take Zoloft (sertraline) because of the side effects. Is there any other alternative?

Many alternatives. There are many alternatives to zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) and those chosen depend on what your doctor is trying to treat. Zoloft (sertraline) has many ssri cousins. Also there are non-pharmaceutical ways to help anxiety & depression, 2 of the most common reasons zoloft (sertraline) might be prescribed. Discuss your fear with your physician, and work with him/her about your treatment. Read more...

Does the generic brand of Zoloft (sertraline) have worse or more side effects than if you were to take zoloft (sertraline)?

Comparable. Several different companies make generic zoloft, or sertraline. By law, generic medications sold in the usa must contain specific amounts of active ingredient (sertraline). Beyond this, each company may use different fillers, dyes, or caking agents, etc. The effects of the sertraline should be the same, but the other constituents may affect bioavailability or cause effects of their own. Read more...

Related to a question I asked earlier about when to take zoloft (sertraline). Do the side effects go away after the body gets used to the dosage and time change.

What symptoms? I usually tell patients to start 25 mgs with food at dinner. This accomplishes several things. It usually diminishes the effect of sedation, nausea and fatigue that can often occur when you start an ssri. Increase the dose every 5 to 7 days by 25 mgs. Until i see a therapeutic effect. At 100 mgs. I wait another two to four weeks so that treatment "catches up" to onside effects. Talk to yourdoc! Read more...
Sometimes. The most common side effects with medications like zoloft (sertraline) are initial stomach upset, loose bowel movements, occasionally mild fatigue, sometimes sexual side effects. Most patients either do not have side effects or have mild side effects that improve or resolve within a week or two. Some side effects such as sexual side effects may not be seen until later and can persist more often. Read more...

I'm concerned because the doctors want me to take zoloft (sertraline). I am a little nervous about taking it. Anyone have side effects?

All medications have. Potential for side effects but that doesn't mean that a person will necessarily experience them. Potential side effects include loose bowel movements, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, feeling more anxious; change in appetite. Most of my patients tolerate the medication well. A trial of medication is just that - a trial. Take care. Read more...

Is it uncommon to have no side effects when beginning to take zoloft (sertraline)? Also is it okay to take aceteminophen (tylenol) while on zoloft (sertraline)?

NOT UNCOMMON.... ....At all to not have side effects to zoloft ( sertraline) ! in general it is a very well-tolerated antidepressant , especially if it is not started in doses that are too high. And yes, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen ) when necessary while you are on zoloft. Good luck to you in treating your anxiety. Read more...

The doctor's want me to take zoloft (sertraline). I am a little nervous about taking it. What are the bad side effects?

All medications have. Potential for side effects but that doesn't mean that a person will necessarily experience them. Potential side effects include loose bowel movements, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, feeling more anxious; change in appetite. Most of my patients tolerate the medication well. Read more...

How long would it take until Zoloft (sertraline) side effects go away?

Zoloft (sertraline) That depends - loose stools usually resolve within 14 days. For GI upset take with food or use probiotics. Many side effects resolve within days to several weeks. However, there may be some side effects that don't dissipate. Read more...