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Is it safe to take zoloft along with seroquel?

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Information regarding Zoloft and Seroquel together? This is for an 11 year old boy. Thinking doc prescribed the seroquel for sleep. Is this safe? should we get a second opinion?
Tue, 5 Mar 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. S Patra 32 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us. I am happy to help you.

The following information about above said drugs will be very much useful to you.

1) ZOLOFT- It contains sertraline, an antidepressant in the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

It is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic/ anxiety disorder, effect includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hallucination, headache, overactive reflexes, tremors, memory problems, weakness, breathing difficulty, fever, sweating etc.

2) SEROQUEL- It contains quetiapine, an anti psychotic medicine. It is used to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression) in children 11-13 years old.

Side effects include stiff muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, tremors, jerky movements, swallowing difficulty, problems with speech, mask-like face, blurred vision, eye pain, increased thirst and urination, hungry, weakness, nausea/ vomiting or flu like symptoms etc.

Here, you need to consult with his treating doctor regarding this before starting these type of medication to your son. Dose adjustment & safety of drugs depend on severity of the disease or other associated underlying factors. In addition, you may take one psychiatric opinion.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wish good health for your son.

Dr Soumen.
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