How does sertraline make you feel at first?
Sertraline can make you feel very restless in the first few weeks that you take it and may affect you when you sit or stand still. It can also disturb your sleep, and your eyesight.
Can Zoloft work immediately?
Zoloft doesn’t work immediately, so don’t stop taking Zoloft if your symptoms don’t improve right away. It takes two to six weeks to start reducing anxiety symptoms. Some people may feel a reduction in their anxiety symptoms within the first week of taking Zoloft, but this shouldn’t be expected for everyone.
What happens on the first day of Zoloft?
Common side effects during the first week or two of taking Zoloft include nausea, headache, fatigue, and constipation. These side effects should go away once your body gets used to the medication. If you continue to have side effects after a few weeks or experience any serious side effects, call your doctor or 911.
When will I know if Zoloft is working?
Within just a few hours of taking an SSRI for the first time, the levels of serotonin in the brain and bloodstream increase. Yet, we don’t feel immediate results. Zoloft takes weeks to work.
Can you lose weight on Zoloft?
One study found that patients who were taking Zoloft for depression and who were overweight lost anywhere from 0.42 pounds per week to 1.06 pounds per week; one participant in the study lost a total of 69 pounds over 36 weeks.
What are the side effects of too much Zoloft?
The most common are drowsiness, vomiting, tachycardia , nausea, agitation, bradycardia, tremors and dizziness. These are all side effects of Zoloft and are increased by the increased level of Zoloft in the system. In extreme cases, an overdose can cause seizures, delirium, hallucinations, hypertension, fainting, coma and even loss of life.
Does Zoloft sideeffects ever go away?
Taking Zoloft can cause short term side effects. These normally disappear within a few days or a few weeks of starting to take the drug. Possible short term side effects include: Abdominal pain, headache, or sore throat. Anxiety, agitation, fatigue, insomnia, sleepiness, nervousness. Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, gas, bloating, indigestion.
How effective is Zoloft?
Zoloft is very effective for panic disorder. Zoloft, generic name sertraline, is an antidepressant medication in the SSRI class (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor ). Of all the SSRIs, Zoloft has relatively fewer side effects and is generally well tolerated. It is also quite effective for panic disorder.
Does Zoloft have sedative effects?
Sedation is found among people who take Zoloft, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain.