this is because i worked nights for 3 days a week and I have been getting tired after taking it. I have been taking it for a week.
Can I take zoloft in mornings for 3 days a week & take it in evening for 4 days a week?
- 5 Nov 2013 by llfuller
- 5 November 2013
Working 2 different shifts in one week can be harmful to the body. Doing that with your med will give you times that you would be taking it only 12 hrs apart and other times it would be more then 24. I'd talk to my pharmacist about it if I were you.
I used to work a day/night shift rotation like that and it nearly killed me. After coming out of the hospital, they let me rotate monthly which, while still hard the first week, let me have a semi-normal routine for a bit. Before, my body didnt know when to eat, sleep or poop! You really need to try to pick a consistent time to take it-at least within an hour each way so if you pick 6pm it should be taken between 5pm and 7 pm to be considered "on time". It is important for the medication to work properly. One gets peaks and troughs when taking a medication. When you take it, you should be in a trough or low blood level of the drug, within 30 min to the next few hours, the medication will be at it peak level, or highest level in the blood, until it begins to be metabolized and drops into the trough again until you take your next dose. If you are not consistent. You wont have even peaks and troughs and this can affect the way the drug works and it will be inefficient.
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