I have been on Zoloft for 4 weeks-I just recently was able to get up to 50 mg of Zoloft. I am going to the beach this weekend and just want to be able to enjoy myself with my friends and family. I am not a big drinker, but I would like to be able to have a couple of beers/or wine each night-is that OK? Will it have a negative effect or cause side effects to come back? I also take Klonopin to sleep at night-I suppose if I can drink it would be safe to say to not take the klonopin at night?
Hello KT1975. No. I would not take any alcohol. Either the Klonopin or Zoloft can have serious results. Both drugs can interact negatively to the say the least. Unless your perscribing physician advises otherwise, no mixing is my recommendation. regards pledge
I wouldn't drink while on Zoloft! I used to take it, and it says on the label , in the patient information that comes with the prescription, and my doctor and Pharmacist both warned me not to drink ANY alcohol with Zoloft! But , if you really feel the need to have a few beers or wine while on your vacation, you can always call your doctor and ask if it is ok. It doesn't hurt to ask! The worst that your doctor can do is tell you no! I would advise the same thing with the Klonopin... I am not a nurse or a pharmacist or anything, I am just a fellow patient, but if it were me, I would ask the doctor first. :)
Have fun at the Beach!! :)
I have always had my drinks at special occasions and I have been on all kinds of depression meds. I am now on Zoloft. Maybe, I may be wrong, but, I don't think a couple drinks will hurt anything. I take my zoloft in the mornings. I do take ambien at night. but, only if i have not have any alcohol in a few hours. Never on top of each other. Do not combine them at the same time. Enjoy your beach week end. I think even if it's one drink, it's only natural at the beach. Moderation in all things. I am not preaching. I just know how it is to want to have fun and be careful. I, have also, in the past over drank. I have learned alot from my past. God bless.
Is a crying shame that people don't think they can have fun without drinking. Alcohol and anti depressants don't mix.
My doctor said to wait 10 hrs after my k-pin dose to drink even one glass of wine. I know pretty much no one follows this rule, and is perfectly fine. Just understand that there is an extremely rare chance of respiratory failure, and then make whatever decision you feel is best. :)
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