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Are there any long term side effects for zoloft (sertraline)? Like months after taking it?

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Dr. James Shackson
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Withdrawal symptoms are usually short term. A small percentage of patients report withdrawal symptoms up to a year after stopping an ssri like zoloft (sertraline).
If this is happening, would discuss with your prescribing physician.

In brief: Not likely

Withdrawal symptoms are usually short term. A small percentage of patients report withdrawal symptoms up to a year after stopping an ssri like zoloft (sertraline).
If this is happening, would discuss with your prescribing physician.
Dr. James Shackson
Dr. James Shackson
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but...

Two common longer term side effects are: 1) sexual [difficulty having an orgasm, reduced sex drive, difficulty having an erection] and 2) weight gain [although weight gain on zoloft (sertraline) is less than another similar antidepressant like paroxetine].
All this being said, there are approaches to minimize side effects that you should speak with your doctor about. Hope this answer helps.

In brief: Yes, but...

Two common longer term side effects are: 1) sexual [difficulty having an orgasm, reduced sex drive, difficulty having an erection] and 2) weight gain [although weight gain on zoloft (sertraline) is less than another similar antidepressant like paroxetine].
All this being said, there are approaches to minimize side effects that you should speak with your doctor about. Hope this answer helps.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Zoloft (sertraline)

As prescribed, zoloft (sertraline) is safe in long run.
If plan to get pregnant, inform your doc., that is, if u r female.

In brief: Zoloft (sertraline)

As prescribed, zoloft (sertraline) is safe in long run.
If plan to get pregnant, inform your doc., that is, if u r female.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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