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Husband and I have 4 mo old. We r using only withdraw method as contraception. Should I stop taking zoloft (sertraline)?
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Failure rate high
Withdrawal method of contraception has a failure rate of 20 to 30%.
Zoloft (sertraline) will be secreted in your breast milk if you are breast feeding although long term implications are not clear in an exposed child. Zoloft (sertraline) and other ssris are category 'c' meds that is not proven safe, but not treating depression and anxiety during pregnancy is more injurious to unborn. Have detail talk with psychiatrist.

In brief: Failure rate high
Withdrawal method of contraception has a failure rate of 20 to 30%.
Zoloft (sertraline) will be secreted in your breast milk if you are breast feeding although long term implications are not clear in an exposed child. Zoloft (sertraline) and other ssris are category 'c' meds that is not proven safe, but not treating depression and anxiety during pregnancy is more injurious to unborn. Have detail talk with psychiatrist.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Zoloft (sertraline)
This is best discussed with your prescribing doctor who knows your case well.

In brief: Zoloft (sertraline)
This is best discussed with your prescribing doctor who knows your case well.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If you are using withdrawal method for contraception it can often fail! birth control pills as long as you are not nursing would have a much higher success rate of preventing pregnancy.
Also taking zoloft (sertraline) if you are not nursing or pregnant should be ok. Please contact your doctor before stopping zoloft (sertraline) as you might need to continue taking it for the original condition it was prescribed!

In brief: Depends
If you are using withdrawal method for contraception it can often fail! birth control pills as long as you are not nursing would have a much higher success rate of preventing pregnancy.
Also taking zoloft (sertraline) if you are not nursing or pregnant should be ok. Please contact your doctor before stopping zoloft (sertraline) as you might need to continue taking it for the original condition it was prescribed!
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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