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What is the effects of drinking alcohol and using zoloft (sertraline)? What would happen when you use this together?

Not a good plan. Using zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol together accentuates the sedating properties of both. Also, alcohol use disrupts the sleep cycle -- which depression does also. Alcohol can worsen existing depression. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) I agree with dr. Pappas, also effect on stomach and intensifying side effects of zoloft (sertraline). Read more...

What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

Very dangerous. Combining alcohol with many medications, especially psychiatric medications like seroquel (quetiapine) or valium, is extremely dangerous. They can cause abnormal consciousness, possibility of passing out, depressed breathing, and other problems. You should discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are ok to have just one drink and how long after taking a medication dose. I don't recommend this at all. Read more...
Unknown. Strange things can happen with alcohol and medications like zoloft (sertraline) (blackout after very little alcohol), and alcohol will make the sedative side effect of Valium worse. Be careful! Read more...
Do The Math. This question illustrates two important issues. When taken together alcohol and Valium potentiate each other. One enhances the effect of the other. 1 Valium + 1 drink = 5 of either. The anti-depressant effects of zoloft (sertraline) and seroquel are cancelled out by the depressant effects of Valium and alcohol. 2 - 2 = 0. If one cannot abstain from alcohol while taking these medications, there is a problem. Read more...

I've just been prescribed sertraline. I know drinking alcohol isn't recommended - but can you drink any at all on an occasion?

Limit alcohol. Wait a minute, you aren't old enough to drink yet! Hypothetically speaking, it would be ok to have one drink a couple days per week. 'Safe' alcohol amounts for women in general is less than 2 drinks (1 drink=can of beer, glass of wine, or one shot) per day. On any medication, it should be even less than that. Read more...

Thought of harming myself after drinking alcohol on sertraline 50mg?

It's good you asked. Please find a trustworthy psychotherapisforto support in fighting depression. Meds alone are way less effective. Also, avoid or minimize alcohol while on medication - and while you have depression symptoms. It is a depressant in the view of your body. There are people who have suicidal thoughts are a side effect of SSRIs and you might be one. Don't just stop them - that's risky too. Work w/ Dr! Read more...
Notify Doctor. Sertraline is associated with mood changes and ideas of self-harm, and alcohol may further complicate the picture by dampening or depressing your mood. You should notify your doctor of these thoughts, as it is possible that he or she will want to consider changing your medication. You should also AVOID further use of alcohol while taking sertraline and, if you are willing, mention the experience to someone you trust. Read more...

How long before/after taking Zoloft (sertraline) can you consume alcohol? I've been takin 100mg at night but like to have a drink with friends every now and then

Ask your doctor. Your own physician knows more than we do about your personal history and use of other medications/drugs and/or alcohol. So you should ask him/her about this question to get a personalized answer. Most psychiatrists would suggest not using alcohol at all while being treated with zoloft (sertraline) and other antidepressants. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol. Its not advisable to take alcohol with the antidepressant , you could also take zoloft (sertraline) in morning. Best to avoid alcohol, the combination can depress the brain. Read more...