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Is Zoloft advisable for anxiety?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Question: went back to my dr for my anxiety. He did a neuro exam and calmed my brain tumor fears. Prescribed setraline (zoloft). Worried about side effects now. Danger?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Different from one patient to another

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but any medication has various reported side effects that all, some or none of them may occur on using the medication ..
Zoloft cause the side effects of decreased sexual desire, increased stomach acidity and acid reflux,
decreased appetite or weight loss, diarrhea, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, stomach or abdominal cramps and trouble sleeping.. Each patient's tolerance is different , so the range of side effects experienced by every patient is also different . I hope I answered your question. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion .
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Brief Answer: Different from one patient to another Detailed Answer: Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but any medication has various reported side effects that all, some or none of them may occur on using the medication .. Zoloft cause the side effects of decreased sexual desire, increased stomach acidity and acid reflux, decreased appetite or weight loss, diarrhea, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, stomach or abdominal cramps and trouble sleeping.. Each patient's tolerance is different , so the range of side effects experienced by every patient is also different . I hope I answered your question. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion .