She is 65 years old, slightly overweight, does not take a diuretic. She has lower baseline sodium levels. She developed low sodium 6 months ago while taking Zoloft and a diuretic.
The diuretic most likely played into it when it started, but it is not now for sure. Following is what the info says about it.
Numerous cases of hyponatremia (low salt ) have been reported following treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Risk factors for the development of SSRI- associated hyponatremia including advanced age, female gender, concomitant use of diuretics, low body weight, and lower baseline serum sodium levels have been identified. Hyponatremia tends to develop within the first few weeks of treatment (range 3 to 120 days) and typically resolves within 2 weeks (range 48 hours to 6 weeks) after therapy has been discontinued with some patients requiring treatment.
It sounds like she will need her sodium monitored.
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