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How common is it to get side effects from taking zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Common

Side effects are common early on & most often diminish over time (a week or 2).
If they are serious, fail to diminish, or are intolerable, then contact your prescriber immediately for instructions & consideration of alternative medication. See comment below.

In brief: Common

Side effects are common early on & most often diminish over time (a week or 2).
If they are serious, fail to diminish, or are intolerable, then contact your prescriber immediately for instructions & consideration of alternative medication. See comment below.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out; agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.
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