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Can i get serotonin syndrome from a starting dose of 50mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uncommon

But never say never. I just met a woman who had a serotonin syndrome off of a single dose of lexapro.

In brief: Uncommon

But never say never. I just met a woman who had a serotonin syndrome off of a single dose of lexapro.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jane Kang
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Serotonin syndrome is very rare already.
At this dose, it is unlikely. However, it is possible. It also depends on what else you are taking; if you are taking migraine medications, other psychiatric medications, or pain medications (like tramadol), you are more likely to get it. If you think you have it, stop the zoloft (sertraline) and ask the doctor who prescribed it.

In brief: Unlikely

Serotonin syndrome is very rare already.
At this dose, it is unlikely. However, it is possible. It also depends on what else you are taking; if you are taking migraine medications, other psychiatric medications, or pain medications (like tramadol), you are more likely to get it. If you think you have it, stop the zoloft (sertraline) and ask the doctor who prescribed it.
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang
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