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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with alcohol badly?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes it does
You should not drink alcohol while taking antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline).
But don't stop spliff so you can drink - just don't drink.

In brief: Yes it does
You should not drink alcohol while taking antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline).
But don't stop spliff so you can drink - just don't drink.
David Miller
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Not badly
There are no specific interactions in terms of alcohol and most antidepressants, as far as interfering with their metabolism etc.
However, zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depression and anxiety, and alcohol is generally not a good drug in people with either of those problems. However, depends on how often and how much. An occasional social drink or two, once or twice a week, isn't going to cause harm.

In brief: Not badly
There are no specific interactions in terms of alcohol and most antidepressants, as far as interfering with their metabolism etc.
However, zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depression and anxiety, and alcohol is generally not a good drug in people with either of those problems. However, depends on how often and how much. An occasional social drink or two, once or twice a week, isn't going to cause harm.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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