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Re: Sertraline (zoloft)
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Posted by Brenda
on December 10, 2000 at 02:16:02:
In Reply to: Re: Sertraline (zoloft) posted by Helene on December 09, 2000 at 01:38:15:
: : Any info on this med?
Hi, I've been taking sertraline for almost a year. It's a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor which acts on the neurotransmitter serotonin. To get information on SSRIs you should go to 'Internet Mental Health'- Pharmacology. Sertraline is prescribed in doses ranging from 50-200mg, the starting dose is usuallu 50mg which is increased in increments of 50. Like other antidepressants, it usually takes approx 3 weeks to have effect and has a myriad of side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping.... You really should read some medical literature on it. It's also not supposed to be taken with alcohol, which can lower its efficacy. I found the side-effects tolerable but every individual responds differently. Have you started taking it?
: I used to be on sertraline (zoloft) for about 3 months, and it did absolutely nothing for me. For the first week I was on it, it made me extremely jittery, but then I just didn't care anymore about anything, like whether I lived of died or anything. I'm on Paxil right now, which is somewhat better, but not much.
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