prescribed me two meds sertraline 5mg and clonazepam25mg! Does this sound right!
The drugs sound reasonable but check the doses. He probably gave you 50 mg of sertraline (aka Zoloft) which is an SSRI antidepressant similar to Prozac and 0.25 mg of clonazepam which is a benzodiazepine similar to Valium and Xanax. The clonazepam will have an immediate calming effect while the sertraline has a gradual or delayed effect. Some people notice an effect in about a week while in others it takes about a month. When the sertraline starts to work, he may take you off the clonazepam or limit its use to when thing get intense.
Check out the Zoloft group (sertraline = Zoloft) https://www.drugs.com/answers/support-group/zoloft/
Hi, i also think you need to check the dosages before you start taking them...
These medications are quite commonly prescribed together and have very few potential side effects - mainly dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating (https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=703-0,2057-0), but these could/should wear off as you get used to the meds. You could also try joining the Clonazepam support group: https://www.drugs.com/answers/support-group/clonazepam/
- Sertraline Information for Consumers
- Sertraline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sertraline (detailed)
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