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I suffered from an acute oculogyric crisis could my Zoloft (sertraline) cause this?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: EPS from zoloft (sertraline)

Extrapyramidal symptoms are rare with antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) & occur in less than 1%.
Is seen if high dose zoloft (sertraline) or if zoloft (sertraline) is taken along with other medications that inhibit liver breakdown of zoloft (sertraline) and hence cause accumulation in body and side effects.

In brief: EPS from zoloft (sertraline)

Extrapyramidal symptoms are rare with antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) & occur in less than 1%.
Is seen if high dose zoloft (sertraline) or if zoloft (sertraline) is taken along with other medications that inhibit liver breakdown of zoloft (sertraline) and hence cause accumulation in body and side effects.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

This is a relatively rare side effect of zoloft, (sertraline) but it can occur. The one study i saw about this, showed 84% of patients affected with this, were women.
But the overall incidence was only ~.03% of patients.

In brief: Yes

This is a relatively rare side effect of zoloft, (sertraline) but it can occur. The one study i saw about this, showed 84% of patients affected with this, were women.
But the overall incidence was only ~.03% of patients.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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