Nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, increased sweating, diarrhea, upset stomach, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Why does zoloft cause stomach upset?
When serotonin levels increase under the influence of SSRIs, they stimulate serotonin receptors in the GI tract as well as the brain. The combined stimulatory effect—on both the GI tract and CNS—can trigger such side effects as: Diarrhea.
Does Zoloft cause abdominal pain?
Other side effects include: abdominal pain, agitation, pain, vomiting, anxiety, hypouricemia, and malaise.
Does zoloft help stomach problems?
Sertraline is effective in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome especially on those who have comorbid depression and/or anxiety. It is recommended to be used in recently diagnosed patients and those with predominant constipation IBS.
Can Zoloft make you feel worse?
Taking Zoloft may make you feel uncomfortable or weird at first as your body starts to process the medication. After a week or two these side effects will go away for most people as their bodies get used to the medication.
Is 50mg of Zoloft a lot?
The maximum dose of Zoloft is 200 mg per day (which can be taken as two 100 mg tablets). Most studies suggest that the most effective dose of Zoloft is 50 mg per day. This dose is proven to be the most effective and tolerable dose for most patients.
When do you feel side effects of Zoloft?
Common side effects during the first week or two of taking Zoloft include nausea, headache, fatigue, and constipation. These side effects should go away once your body gets used to the medication. If you continue to have side effects after a few weeks or experience any serious side effects, call your doctor or 911.
Why is Zoloft bad for you?
Taking Zoloft may put you at risk for a rare, possibly life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome. This risk is higher if you are also taking other serotonin-related medications like triptans (a common migraine medication), tricyclic antidepressants, or the pain medication Ultram (tramadol).