Does alcohol makes your symptoms worse while on sertraline?
Sertraline and alcohol - how they interact?
Question posted by MashaD on 2 Nov 2022
Last updated on 2 November 2022 by masso
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: sertraline, Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
Using sertraline together with ethanol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with sertraline. Do not use more than the recommended dose of sertraline, and avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in potentially hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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