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Can sertraline increase anxiety?

Sertraline does generally help with Anxiety, but with all anti depressants they can make things worse before they get better. I think the leaflet says something about experiencing side effects for the first few weeks but they should then wear off.

Is sertraline the right medicine for anxiety? Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders (including panic disorder and social anxiety disorder), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). You should not use sertraline if you also take pimozide, or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection.

How does sertraline treat anxiety disorders? Sertraline increases the amount of serotonin present in the brain, helping to reduce chemical imbalances and improve a person’s overall mood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) note that people use sertraline to treat depression, anxiety , and other mood disorders.

Is sertraline the same thing as Zoloft? Yes, Zoloft is the brand name and Sertraline is the generic version and also the active ingredient of this anti-depressant. What is sertraline? Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Does Zoloft for anxiety really help? Zoloft can help in alleviating different kinds of anxiety problems, ranging from depression to panic disorder or attacks, phobias, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It attacks some of the common anxiety symptoms such as loss of appetite, insomnia, mood disorder and lethargy.

Precautions

Precautions

  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • Check with doctor if you are breast feeding
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • Check with doctor if you are breast feeding
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.

  • For concentrate, oral products : Before use, important to read the Medication Guide. Dilute prior to use.
  • For tablet products : Important to read patient package insert& med guide. Inform doctor about all the medicines you use.

What are side effects of Sertraline?Any warnings while using Sertraline?Does Sertraline interact with any drugs?Is Sertraline contraindicated for any condition?How to use Sertraline?What if you missed a dose of Sertraline?

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Was this helpful?How does sertraline treat anxiety disorders? Sertraline increases the amount of serotonin present in the brain, helping to reduce chemical imbalances and improve a person’s overall mood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) note that people use sertraline to treat depression, anxiety , and other mood disorders.

Can sertraline make anxiety worse? Other sertraline side effects include loss of appetite, dizziness, fatigue, and bloating. Those taking sertraline for anxiety should also note that this medication can cause rare, but serious side effects including seizures, visual problems, hallucinations, and irregular heart beat.

Is sertraline the same thing as Zoloft? Yes, Zoloft is the brand name and Sertraline is the generic version and also the active ingredient of this anti-depressant. What is sertraline? Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Does Zoloft for anxiety really help? Zoloft can help in alleviating different kinds of anxiety problems, ranging from depression to panic disorder or attacks, phobias, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It attacks some of the common anxiety symptoms such as loss of appetite, insomnia, mood disorder and lethargy.