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Is Sertraline advisable for depression?

I am 82 years old (female), in basically good health for my age. I take gabapentin for neuropathy and Ropinirole for restless toes at night. the latter increased the depression that I have struggled with for years. My Dr prescribed Sertraline, 2h mg, but I hesitate to take it. Do you recommend it? I have read the side effects .
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hello there, well, Sertraline is an antidepressant . Taking 25mg of sertraline is an adequate dose taking your age into consideration. I recommend you take the medicine as per your psychiatrists advise.
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Is Sertraline advisable for depression?

Hello there, well, Sertraline is an antidepressant . Taking 25mg of sertraline is an adequate dose taking your age into consideration. I recommend you take the medicine as per your psychiatrists advise.