My doctor prescribed Zoloft 50MG for anxiety for me. I took 1/2 a pill on Monday morning and by the afternoon, I was having major panic attacks, tightness in the chest and nervousness. I ended up in the hospital overnight. They ran all kinds of tests to make sure my heart is ok and it is. How long will it take to get that pill out of my system? That medicine apparently does not work for me. I've also tried Celexa before, it had the same kind of symptoms but not as intense.
Common Side Effects of Zoloft
Diarrhea or loose stools
Loss of appetite
Decreased sex drive (libido)
Other common side effects
Burning or tingling sensation (paresthesias)
Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Side Effects to Report
Some side effects of Zoloft, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your DOCTOR.
Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
Hostility or aggressiveness
Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
Other unusual changes in behavior
Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:
Confusion or other mental changes
A rapid heart rate
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Blood pressure changes
An irregular heart rhythm
Fever, sweating, or shivering
Feelings of internal restlessness or jitteriness
Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Rare Zoloft Side Effects
Impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED)
Cold, clammy skin
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Irritation or inflammation of the nasal passages (rhinitis)
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
I hope this information helps.
Take care and good luck
•gas or bloating
•loss of appetite
•pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
•uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
•changes in sex drive or ability
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
•fever, sweating, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, and severe muscle stiffness
•abnormal bleeding or bruising
•hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
Sertraline may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].
You may need something that is more for anxiety. I know that Paxil is used as well as Zanax and Clonazepam. My daughter is 34 and she responds well to Zanax. There are more drugs being manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies than ever before. This enables the doctors to manage the symptoms more effectively. The Zoloft should be out of your system within a week. I hope this response is helpful. Good Luck, and do not give up on your doctor.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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