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when should Zoloft be taken?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Question: Re my earlier inquiry, my VA doctor has put me on the generic ZOLOFT.

Should I take it at nite or in the morning ?

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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 hour later)
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Zoloft is typically taken in the morning. However, if you find it sedating, it would in that case be acceptable to take it in the evening instead.

Dr. Sheppe
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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (17 hours later)
Dr Sheppe,

I forgot to mention, with my list of meds, I'm taking 5mg of Ambien at nite for sleep.

Last nite was the first nite that, by Drs. orders, I went from 25mgs of Zoloft to 50. I slept well, but remembered a dream VERY clearly.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (3 hours later)
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I still recommend taking it in the morning.

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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Zoloft is typically taken in the morning. However, if you find it sedating, it would in that case be acceptable to take it in the evening instead. Dr. Sheppe