Q. Should a patient be worried if he accidentally takes a double dose of the tablet Sertraline?

Answered by
Dr. Varunbabu Aucha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

My weight is 146 kgs. I have been taking the tablet Sertraline 150 mg for 14 years. Unfortunately, I accidentally took a double dose of the tablet because I thought I was taking the tablet Paracetamol. Do I need to worry about the overdose?



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The tablet doses come in 25, 50, and 100 mg, and the maximum daily limit should not exceed 200 mg. Did you have any symptoms after taking the medications? Do you check your blood pressure once in a while? I do not think you will face any sort of issues. It has been almost eight hours since you consumed the tablet. I hope you do not face any issues. If you face any issues, I suggest you consult a nearby doctor.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

I took 300 mg three hours ago, which was purely accidental.



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I suggest you skip the dose for tomorrow. Nothing will happen. If you have any symptoms, we will think about the problem. I suggest you start doing some work or indulge in some work, so you will forget what you have taken. I suggest you consult a nearby doctor.

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