I endured the cumbersome process of registering myself to this site solely to recommend Zoloft (no, I don't sell it, either). It makes my sex drive wicked good; fills the otherwise void pit of libidinous interest. (Bi-weekly to monthly) It's the tiniest dose (5g) of Valium, 3xs a day as needed for anxiety. I have interesting goals and the energy and desire to pursue them. Initially, I yawned a lot, while I felt quite energetic. Sometimes I took these lovely perfect afternoon or mid-morning naps while adjusting to the drug. When I take them, they come on smoothly and gently, a creaseless transition into a calm functionality. With valium, I seem like a completely normal person, easy to be around, calm and enjoyable. It is too tempting to drift off to sleep if taking them when I don't need to. Alcohol randomly does strange, unkind things to my body, like creating "blank periods" of memory when consumed in even moderately heavy amounts. But it was with Zoloft that I have been manic, even aggressive. I think I've yelled at a bunch of people, wildly and psychotically, after having a few shots one evening - but this is hearsay - I awoke in pajamas feeling happy and thirsty the next day. w/Pot: Haven't seen since college (last year), really.. I smoked methodically every day and kept detailed logs of when, how much, and the effect it had upon me. Initial: 50 mg q Day PO given continuously throughout menstrual cycle or given during luteal phase only May increase by 50 mg at the onset of each new menstrual cycle; no more than 150 mg q Day when administered continuously or 100 mg q Day when administered during luteal phase only 25 mg PO q Day initially; may increase by 25 mg every 2-3 days; not to exceed 200 mg q Day Alzheimer dementia related depression: Start at 12.5 mg/day and titrate every 1-2 weeks to response; not to exceed 150-200 mg Renal impairment: Dose adjustment not necessary Mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh 5-6): Decrease recommended starting dose and therapeutic dose by 50% Moderate-to-severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh 7-15): Not recommended; sertraline is extensively metabolized, and the effects in patients with moderate and severe hepatic impairment have not been studied Clinical worsening and suicide ideation may occur despite medication Use caution in patients with seizure disorders May worsen mania symptoms or precipitate mania in patients with bipolar disorder Increases risk of hyponatremia and impairment of cognitive/motor functions in the elderly Increases risk of bleeding in patients taking anticoagulants/antiplatelets concomitantly Risk of mydriasis; may trigger angle closure attack in patients with angle closure glaucoma with anatomically narrow angles without a patent iridectomy Pregnancy: Conflicting evidence regarding use of SSRIs during pregnancy and increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (see Pregnancy) In neonates exposed to SNRIs/SSRIs late in third trimester: Risk of complications such as feeding difficulties, irritability, and respiratory problems Avoid abrupt withdrawal Bone fractures reported with antidepressant therapy; consider the possibility if patient presents with bone pain, bruising, or point of tenderness Coadministration with other drugs that enhance the effects of serotonergic neurotransmission (eg, tryptophan, fenfluramine, fentanyl, 5-HT agonists, St. John’s Wort) should be undertaken with caution and avoided whenever possible due to the potential for pharmacodynamic interaction (see Contraindications) May cause false-positive urine immunoassay screening tests for benzodiazepines SSRIs and SNRIs are associated with development of SIADH; hyponatremia reported Several SSRIs (eg, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline) are metabolized by CYP2D6 CYP2D6 is involved in the metabolism of approximately 20% of drugs in clinical use and displays large individual-to-individual variability in activity due to genetic polymorphisms More than 80 CYP2D6 variant alleles have been identified; however, 4 of the most prevalent alleles, CYP2D6*3, *4, *5, and *6, account for 93-97% of CYP2D6 poor metabolizers CYP2D6*4, the most common variant (~25% frequency in whites), causes a splicing defect; CYP2D6*3 (2.7% frequency) causes a frameshift mutation; and CYP3D6*5 (2.6%) is an entire deletion of the CYP2D6 gene; individuals homozygous for these alleles have no CYP2D6 activity The impact of CYP2D6 activity is further complicated in some SSRIs (eg, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline) because in addition to being substrates for CYP2D6, they are also known to moderately inhibit CYP2D6 activity The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information.
Important things that you need to know about Sertraline Tablets: • Sertraline Tablets treats depression and anxiety disorders in adults (over 18 years). It is important that you and your doctor weigh up the benefits of treatment against the possible unwanted effects, before starting treatment. • Tell a close friend or relative that you are taking Sertraline Tablets and ask them to read this leaflet. Ask them to tell you if they are worried that you are behaving differently whilst you are taking Sertraline Tablets. It is important that you receive the right treatment and you should see your doctor again if you feel any worse. You may feel worse at first and it could be at least two weeks before you start to feel any better. You should be seeing your doctor regularly and it may take several weeks to find the best dose for you. • Some people who are depressed or anxious think of harming or killing themselves. If you start to feel worse or have thoughts of harming or killing yourself at any time, see your doctor or go to a hospital straight away (see Section 2). John's wort herb are commonly used as a treatment for depression, to improve mood and to treat certain mood disorders. The herb has been used for several centuries as a natural herbal treatment for different types of mental conditions. More doctors are gradually beginning to recognize that natural supplements such as St. John's wort, SAM-e, and the nutrient 5HTP are as potent as pharmaceutical medicines in terms of mood enhancement and the treatment of depressive disorders, with far fewer side effects compared to the prescription drugs. John's wort can be used together, see below for a discussion. I am still not sure which neurotransmitters it effects predominantly. John's wort may lighten mood and support a positive emotional balance. Remember that a sensible program of diet and exercise can enhance the benefits of this standardized herbal product. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) product is standardized to contain 0.3% hypericin and 3% hyperiforin. Also consider Mind Power Rx which helps with alertness, focus, and mood improvement. Do not exceed recommended dose except on the advice of a health professional.
Sertraline HCL. COMMON BRANDS Zoloft. that interfere with daily living. Sertraline is known as a selective serotonin. sertraline 100 mg tablet. Sertraline when taken daily can be useful for the. more than half of breast-fed babies receive less than 2 mg/day of sertraline and. Zoloft 100 mg tablets.