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Is Zoloft Suitable for Stress?

06/09/2009 4:56 AM

I need your help.

A friend of mine is having some stress and she is recommended to take "ZOLOFT" 50mg /day for the relieve of the stress. After taking some, she feel the same and not to herself.

Is this medicine is suitable for stress and what are the side effect after taking it.

Please let me know

Thanks

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Re: Stress Medicine

06/09/2009 6:58 AM

Simon,

The possible side effects of the medication should be listed - on the package or on a separate sheet that's included with it.

Here's the wiki for sertraline - the generic drug name for "Zoloft". Two studies are listed near the bottom, for treating anxiety. One study was positive, the other was not. The side effects are discussed too. You'll find many user comments if you google "Zoloft side effects".

Your friend should see the doctor to discuss stopping use of the medication - withdrawal can be a problem, and the doctor should be able to recommend some support for that. You may want to give her strong personal support as well. The worst adverse effect of Zoloft is that some people go off the deep end and commit suicide. Be sure your friend understands this is a drug effect, it will pass, and she should ignore any false feelings like that!!

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Re: Stress Medicine

06/09/2009 10:38 AM

There's an engineering ethic - don't practice what you don't know. Tell your friend to see a physician.

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