I just raised my Zoloft from 50mg to 75mg 2 weeks ago. I have been on the 50 mg for 6 years and felt it stopped working. So my Dr raised my dose.The last few days I have had mild anxiety, heart racing and insomnia. I really did not think I would have theses side effects. I am just looking for support and any helpful ideas on how to make it thru the next 2 weeks.A friend of mine said to try taking Benedryl?
Hi, Star! Mixing prescription drugs with OTCs, herbals, etc., can also produce unwanted side effects. For instance, Zoloft and Benadryl can cause CNS/respiratory depression, sedation and drowsiness, loss of mental alertness and motor co-ordination.
Your best bet is to go straight to your doctor for professional advice.
"Some side effects of sertraline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects."
Best regards, Wildcat
Insomnia is very common with this med. I’m only on 37.5mg & I’ve been taking it in the morning. 5 weeks now. I’m going to try taking it at dinner tonigh, I do have restless sleep. I did check with my pharmacist & sometimes I take 25mg for my allergies & to help sleep at night, he told me that was fine. I don’t really have increased anxiety, I’m taking for depression mostly. Any dose change can take a few weeks for your body to adjust.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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