What is Sertraline?

It is an antidepressant drug, belonging to class SSRI drugs.

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I took my APO-SERTRALINE pill (50mg) about two hours ago.The severe burning in my stomach and throat just woke me up. I have been gagging but nothing comes out. I have been taking these for 4 years with no problems. Eating some crackers and drinking water has not helped.
hi, in my opinion it is one of the major side effects of APO-SERTRALINE. You can avoid this by adding an antacid like ranitidine or pantoparazole along with the APO-SERTRALINE. Hope this will help solve the problem
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Doctor, my mum is on Serlift 50 and Lorezapam. She says that when she takes the Serlift 50 her head hurts and she feels even more agitated. She has been taking it for the past four years and its only recently that she is experiencing these sympthoms. What shoud I do? I daren't tell her to stop taking it after reading some of the Q&As here.

As a general rule, medication side-effects with sertraline are usually seen only in the initial days of treatment.
What is the illness for which she has been prescribed sertraline?
In most cases it is anxiety or depression.
Sertraline 50 mg may not be sufficient for an active episode of...
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Hello doctor, Age 29. I was worried about get mad. These thoughts made me panic and couldn t concentrate on any where even tv program. I have consulted doctor he given me medicine called sertraline tablet. I was taking it past two years. I am not taking the medicine from past 4 months. Now the feeling started again slowly. Can you help me
As per details given by you, these uncontrollable and irrational thoughts which seem to bother you could be manifestation of Obsessive compulsive disorder. It is recommended to restart sertraline for an early control of these symptoms. It is also recommended that you should stop these medications...
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For countless years I have been taking Sertraline 150mg in AM and again 150mg in PM. Due to accidental screw-up at Pharmacy 5 weeks ago, I have been out of Sertraline and completely off it for 4.5 weeks. Dizzines, nauseous, vomiting, suicidal, no concept of time, place or space; can't mobilitate in a straight line; constantly falling and bashing my head. no coherence, cognitive skills, no memory. all the signs of suicidal ideation. have several psych problems. was on 12 heavy duty psych meds at high doses for long time - walking zombie. then got gorgeous long coat German Shepherd (3 years old at the time) and with a little professional help trained her to be my Psychiatric Service Dog. She is priceless - took completely away almost ALL of my psych problems, and is able to mitagate the remaining few before they actually occur. XXXXXXX is doing all she can to stay by my side where I can touch her back to help stay upright and walking in straight line. gained 20 pounds in that 4.5 week period. no energy to do anything physical. have to put Kota on treadmill cause i can't walk. can't drive in this condition. should i go back on the Sertraline or since I've been off it 4.5 weeks, am I thru the worst of the symptoms? (from those original 12 psych meds at high doses, since I got Kota, I am down to only 3 - and the Sertraline is the only 1 at a high dose. feel like going crazy - no concept of time, place, space. can't remember anything. am totally useless. without Kota, I'd have eaten the metal meal 2 weeks ago...oh, never mind, i just saw that this is a pay for service site - Kota & I live hand to mouth on Social Security Disability. Sorry to have wasted your time Dr Grief, but am glad you are there for people who can afford this site...

I have been experiencing MANY falls in my home - usually smashing my head on something hard, but only knocked out twice. Assuming this is due to the dizziness of the Sertraline withdrawal. I know a couple of these would be considered concussions like the one 2 days ago. My Psychiatric Service Dog is always right there - she paws at me to wake me up, then helps me get up and over to the sofa to lie down. She does this on her own. There have been several times when I remember falling, but don't remember HOW I got to the sofa. My magnificent Partner is incredible at what she figures out to do for me. Without her, and with my extensive Army & Law Enforcement background, I would have had the metal meal in a second. She is the only reason I am here. I just want to know if I should ask my Doc if I should continue this withdrawal to the end, or have to go back on the Sertraline.
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First of all I would like to summarize your history and clinical situation. You are a 60 year old female and you are having history of breakdown in 1998 followed by development of PTSD, Severe depression, agoraphobia and social phobia. You are currently on...
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Sir i am a 17 year old boy and am currently taking 100mg sertraline . The problem is that when i drink, which i do rarely like once in 2 weeks i feel very depressed the next day. why does this happen? is it because i am dependent on ssri. i have been on sertraline for 5 months and it has really changed my life. Thank You.
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Alcohol is known to be associated with a variety of psychiatric disorders, like depression, anxiety, psychosis, etc. It is also known to worsen or exacerbate underlying psychiatric problems, including depression. The way it does this...
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I had been taking 50 mgs of Zoloft and my doctor raised my dosage to 100 mgs, she did this to take me off xanax, which I had been on for 12-15 years, I was taking 2mg at bedtime to calm me down so I can sleep. I am now having tremors and involuntary muscle movements, always occuring through the night, and can't sleep now until the wee ours of the morning,
Thanks for using health care magic.
Tremors and involuntary movements in your case would be most likely to be due to xanax withdrawal.
Sometimes it may occur because of zoloft although it is very rare.
You should consult your psychiatrist for evaluation and management.
you might be benefited...
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hi I am taking trazodone and addreall rx and also zoloft. when I took addreall before like 6 years ago I could feel a diiference why am I not feeling it now, and also when I Zoloft I stillhave anexity attacks, my major one was last night and a few weeks ago, and trazodone doesn't really help me sleep, sometimes it does then it doesn't, normally I wake up still tired from the medication. sara
You have not mentioned the reasons for all the medications that are prescribed. Adderall or amphetamine has a propensity to cause tolerance, which means, over a period of time the effects of the drug starts reducing with the same dosage of the drug. This may be the reason you are not...
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i dont want to live problems r so overwhelming i cry loads i shake loads i sleep more than anyone i know i dont want to eat i dont get out of bed fr wks at a time i dont go outside oftern my doc gave me sertaline 100ml but i dont feel there working is there anything stronger i can take doc said i have depression and anxiety bn on tabs now since nov shouldnt they be working by now
Thanks for your query. I understand your concern with depressive symptoms. Sertraline is a standard antidepressant that is prescribed to alleviate depressive symptoms. However, antidepressants take atleast 6 weeks to start acting. Hence, you need to be patient. Many other effective...
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how long after zoloft does it take to get back to pre zoloft? I tapered off, with the help of welbutrin for several weeks, that was about 3 months ago. I also tapered off the welbutrin. I have been using 5 hpt and st.johns wart since. It helps somewhat, but I am still very emotional and sad. I refuse to go back on any of the ssri drugs and I find the clinical theraphy useless. After 7 years, a waste of time. I have bad days and would really like to get back to being me again. Any help is welcome.
As I understand, you have been suffering from sadness and emotional difficulties for the last 7 years.

a) Have you had episodes of moderate or severe depression lasting a few months at a time?

b) Or do you have a mild and persisting sadness that refuses to abate for all these years - no matter...
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I recently had some depression . I am not normally a depressed person but i had a job change and the stress of getting to where i am now was tough. i asked my doctor for some Zoloft which i took for 30 days. i started feeling like my insides were fluttering like a nervous shake. there was no visible shaking but i felt it internally. i stopped taking the zoloft but still have a light sensation of flutters.

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Your above symptoms indicate presence of anxiety and depression. These problem may occur due to following reasons:
-Psychological issues: need treatment from psychiatrist. Anti anxiety treatment will help you greatly.
-Biochemical and hormonal...
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