I am drinking Zoloft (sertraline) for depression. When I drinked alcohol, my heart started beating irregularly. What could that mean?

Drinking Zoloft (sertraline)? You're drinking zoloft (sertraline)? What does that mean? How much are you drinking? If you are drinking, the zoloft (sertraline) won't help with depression. Alcohol causes depression. Please discuss your symptoms with your prescribing physician while being completely open and honest about your alcohol consumption.
Zoloft (sertraline) & Alcohol. Drinking alcohol while on zoloft (sertraline) or any other CNS active medication is not recommended. Also in post-marketing studies, some people on zoloft (sertraline) experienced heart palpitations and chest pain. Please discuss this with your physician.

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I have bipolar and depression. My dr has put me on Zoloft then changed it to effexor (venlafaxine). Nothing seems to wrk but I do drink in daily. Can that be why?

Yes. Alcohol is a depressant and can often counteract and interact with the medications you are on. Tell the doctor exactly how much you are drinking and work with them on a plan. Read more...
Well... Mood stabilizers are recommended for bipolar disorder - antidepressants might flip someone into mania. Looks like you drink a lot - that can really screw with a bipolar brain and render treatment ineffective. If you aren't seeing a psychiatrist - would recommend that. Read more...
Drink? When you say "drink, " do you mean alcohol -- or do you mean taking the medicine? I don't see any mood stabilizers in your medications -- and it's dangerous for people with bipolar disorder to be on antidepressants without them. Please work with a psychiatrist -- it doesn't sound like you are! psychiatrists know many ways to help people with bipolar depression. Best wishes. Read more...
Alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant. Drinking daily can contribute to depression. Alcohol is always stronger then any antidepressant. See a psychiatrist and try to remain sober. Read more...

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...