SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule

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allergic reactions

My sixteen year old daughter has been taking sertraline for over 6 months, but increased (doubled)her dosage about a month ago to 50mg.  About that time she also had a terrible uncontrollable cough which I thought was allergies or a vir...
by A. Clark, 11/07/2006

SERTRALINE and weight gain

i am on setralin and propranolol for depression and anxiety. i am also on weight watchers diet and am finding it very hard to lose the weight. i have been informed these tablets can stop weight loss, please could you issue advice in more detail please...
by emma in england, 03/28/2007

SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule

SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


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SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Sertraline (SER-tra-leen) Treats depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder. This medicine is an antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

When To Not Use SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use sertraline if you have had an allergic reaction to it. You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (such as Nardil®, Marplan®, or Parnate®) within the past 2 weeks. The liquid form of sertraline contains alcohol and should not be taken with disulfiram (Antabuse®).

How Should You Use SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • The oral liquid medicine must be diluted just before you take it. Use the dropper provided with your medicine to measure your dose.
  • Mix the oral liquid with one-half cup (4 ounces) of water, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, lemonade, or orange juice. Do not mix this medicine with any other types of liquid than those listed here. Drink the mixture right away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking Coumadin®, sumatriptan (Imitrex®), or any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain killers, or sedatives).
  • Tell your doctor if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) within the past 2 weeks.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have seizures, diabetes, liver disease, or kidney disease.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • You may need to take this medicine for a couple of weeks before you start to feel better.

SERTRALINE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion, agitation, sweating, tremor, diarrhea, fever, and problems with coordination
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fast pounding heartbeat
  • Painful, ongoing erection of the penis not caused by sexual arousal
  • Muscle stiffness, twitching, shaking, or uncontrolled muscle movements
  • Vision changes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Decreased interest in sex or loss of ability to ejaculate when having sex (men)
  • Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, or weight loss
  • Headache
  • Nervousness, trouble concentrating, or trouble sleeping
  • Tremors (shakiness)

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Peter, England - 03/19/2011

This drug is awful, it caused extreme agitation and anxiety, nausea, pyschosis and a seizure like experience where a paramedic was called. I have never experience anything like this in my life except the one day i took this drug.

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alan berg, glasgow scotland - 01/25/2010

I have had depression my entire life. This medication haas made it possible to function as a normal human being. Without taking it, I simply cannot exisist.