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Does Zoloft (sertraline) give a bad taste?
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
It does give many a dry throat so you have to drink more fluids.

In brief: No
It does give many a dry throat so you have to drink more fluids.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Rare side effect
It is a rare side effect of zoloft/sertraline, where the taste changes can include a metallic taste in the mouth.
This is a rare occurrence with ssris in general.

In brief: Rare side effect
It is a rare side effect of zoloft/sertraline, where the taste changes can include a metallic taste in the mouth.
This is a rare occurrence with ssris in general.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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