Sertraline

Sertraline is an antidepressant belonging to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) group of drugs. It commonly used to treat depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder.

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Can Zoloft and Propranolol be taken together?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Zoloft and Inderal and noticed some interaction. I would like that to be explained to me. Is it safe to take both Propranolol oral and Sertraline oral at the same time? Will Propranolol oral increase the level or effect of Sertraline by altering drug metabolism?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Inderal (Propranolol) are metabolized through same pathway in the liver. Zoloft reduces the metabolism of Inderal resulting in higher levels of Inderal in the body. What that means for you is that the dose of Inderal should be reduced while you ...  Read Full »

How to stop Zoloft and Concerta without side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three years, I have been taking 100 mg of Zoloft and for the past five years, I have been taking 36 mg of Concerta. While taking them, my mood was pretty consistent with only a few times of feeling slightly depressed. But while I took them, I still was overthinking and ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, regarding Zoloft (Sertraline), it is an antidepressant medicine which increases the level of serotonin in the brain which in turn aids in a normal mood. If such a medication is tapered suddenly or stopped suddenly then rebound symptoms of anxiety and depress...  Read Full »

The withdrawal effect of Zoloft is bad and I cannot handle it. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Zoloft for 14 years. I am on the maximum dose of 200 mg. I have been struggling with anxiety due to menopause. My general doctor thought it might be a good idea to switch my medication. She recommended that I go down to 100 mg a week on the Zoloft and then go to Pristiq...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are having severe withdrawals and discontinuation symptoms even after lowering the dose to 175 mg, I would suggest you consult a psychiatrist in person for evaluation, and then you can discuss with him or her regarding the following, As the reason for the chan...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my depression and self-harming thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Welbutrin for the first time and I have questions about the physical and mental side effects. Also, I have depression coupled with suicide and self-harming thoughts. In the past, I have been on Lexapro. I want to inquire if I am improperly diagnosed?  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from depressive features and hence the low self-esteem and self-harming thoughts. I suggest you take Zosert (Sertraline) 50 mg twice daily along with tablet Lonazep (Clonazepam) 0.5 mg at night for a period of two weeks. Consult your specialist doc...  Read Full »

Do Zoloft cause muscle pain, cramps or tingling?

Query: Hello doctor, Do Zoloft cause muscle pain and cramps or tingling?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Zoloft (Sertraline) may cause muscle cramps, tingling by disturbing blood sodium chloride levels. Zoloft is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), which may cause a disturbance in these ions (sodium and chloride) hence may cause it. Get the blood test...  Read Full »

Is it fine taking Ashwagandha for OCD along with other drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, Is Ashwagandha a general medicine? Is it fine taking it for OCD along with other drugs like Nootropil 800 and Serta 50?  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ashwagandha is a well known Ayurvedic herb. Mostly used as a general tonic to rejuvenate the body. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety by regulating the nervous system. Ashwagandha is serving as a medicine in several forms like powder, tablet, capsules, syrup, past...  Read Full »

Can I replace Paroxetine with Buspar to fight the possible serotonin depletion?

Query: Hello doctor, My complaints started 22 years back, light feeling in the head, cramped neck and chest, hypochondriacal thoughts about heart disease (which I do not have). This caused several panic attacks and anxiety and finally chronic fatigue. My doctor prescribed Paroxetine 20 mg and after some e...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have provided a helpful insightful summary of your problems. As you rightly identified, your difficulties appear to be related to excessive anxiety. Panic attacks, obsessive preoccupation about breathing, fatigue and sleep disturbance appear to be related to high...  Read Full »

How can I quit Zoloft without getting withdrawal symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using 75 mg Zoloft for the past seven months for anxiety disorder. I have started with 25 mg and my doctor increased the dosage slowly for my panic attacks. But for the past two months, I do not have any strong panic attacks and when I have the small ones, I am capable of handling i...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zoloft (Sertraline) is a good medication for anxiety disorder. You are on a low moderate dose of 75 mg once daily (dose range is 50 mg to 200 mg once daily). It is good that you are feeling better for the past two months. It is recommended to continue Sertraline for ...  Read Full »

I was prescribed Zoloft for anxiety. Will it help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from anxiety, and I was never diagnosed with any other mental health problems before. I am not taking medication for anxiety due to fear of drugs. My family members present on my maternal side have a generalized anxiety disorder. Recently, my anxiety became high due to some per...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric disorders with significant prevalence in the general population. Yes, Zoloft (Sertraline) will help you to beat anxiety, and the thoughts of killing your son come under an obsessive fear, which is...  Read Full »

I think I am in depression. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a final year obstetrics and gynecology post graduation student. I am taking my MS OBG exam in the next 20 days. I have been having some issues in my marriage with my husband. Most of the issues happened because we have been staying far away since three years. It has got so poisoned t...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand what you are going through and you have my sympathies for the same. You are dealing with an episode of major depression here. Feeling miserable, having difficulty in concentrating, crying spells, pessimistic thinking, ruminations, etc are the ty...  Read Full »

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