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Can you have alcoholic beverages when taking 50mg zoloft?

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Anonymous 8 Feb 2011

Hello,

Interactions between your selected drugs

sertraline ↔ ethanol
Applies to: Zoloft (sertraline), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.

MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.

Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with

Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Zoloft (sertraline) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.

Interactions between your selected drugs and food

No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1034-14582,2057-1348

Take care.-

LaurieShay 8 Feb 2011

Hey dtrane,

As Maso has poined out, it is not recommended because the combination can increase the side effects of each such as impair your judgement, decrease your psychomotor skills and depress your central nervous system. Alcoholic beverages while they loosen you up at first can actually make the depression worse. So I suggest you stay away from them.

Hope this helps,

Laurie

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