If I skip a day with Zoloft is that enough time to safely allow me to take a small (.7mg) bit of Melatonin?
Can Melatonin ever be taken while taking Zoloft?
Question posted by deebeee on 3 Oct 2014
Last updated on 13 December 2018 by TrebleReed
I have reversed sleep (sleep during the day, not by choice) and Melatonin has helped me to sleep earlier vs. falling asleep about 9AM!!! I have CFIDS which almost always includes sleep disturbance. Some say Zoloft can affect Melatonin so it works during the DAY vs. the night!!! Not sure this is a fact or opinion. Melatonin helped me but I don't want to screw up the anti-depressant help I get from Zoloft. We can never win, can we!
Zoloft, or sertraline, is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, class. Studies show that SSRIs may increase the brain’s levels of melatonin, a neurotransmitter that can promote sleepiness and help correct an irregular sleeping pattern. Taking a melatonin supplement with SSRIs that increase the brain’s melatonin levels can enhance the side-effects of melatonin. In one case, melatonin and Zoloft combined with a high-protein diet gave rise to a vision disorder. Given this evidence, it may be best not to mix melatonin and Zoloft.
Most folks would be ok with this, while others have reports weird dreams and waking up several times. May be best to get the final OK from your own Dr, who has the best idea how it will affect you personally.
I take melatonin and effexor. Never had a problem. You'd probably have more problem if you start skipping your zoloft.
Yes you can take them together and you don't need to skip the zoloft. Actually you shouldn't ever be skipping doses of your zoloft or any type of antidepressant unless your doctor told you to do so.
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