Headaches. It’s possible that you may experience headaches after you start using sertraline, particularly in the first few weeks of treatment. Like other common side effects, Zoloft headaches usually disappear after two to four weeks of use as the medication stabilizes in your body.
Why does sertraline give me a headache?
Serotonin syndrome, which causes flushing, rapid heart rate, and headache, can occur if these medications are taken together.
How long do SSRI headaches last?
The symptoms include dizziness, nausea, lethargy, headache, anxiety, and agitation. They are generally mild, begin within a week of discontinuing SSRI therapy, and resolve within 3 weeks.
How quickly do sertraline side effects start?
Like nausea and diarrhea, most side effects from sertraline occur during the first few weeks of using the medication. It’s common for side effects to gradually become less apparent over the course of the first several weeks, as your body adjusts to the consistent dose of sertraline.
What headache medicine can I take with sertraline?
Safer Pain Relief Options with Zoloft
For over-the-counter pain relief without the risk of thinning the blood, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a safer choice because it does not have the same side effects.
What drugs should not be taken with sertraline?
Sertraline should not be taken with or within two weeks of taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). These include phenelzine (Nardil®), tranylcypromine (Parnate®), isocarboxazid (Marplan®), rasagiline (Azilect®), and selegiline (Emsam®).
Is it better to take Zoloft in the morning or at night?
Administer once daily either morning or evening. If Zoloft makes you drowsy, take it at bedtime. May be taken with or without food; however, this needs to be consistent.
How does zoloft make you feel at first?
Your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase the dose over time. It’s common to experience headaches, nausea, and fatigue during your first week on Zoloft. These side effects often get better over the first week or two.
What is the hardest antidepressant to come off of?
- citalopram) (Celexa)
- escitalopram (Lexapro)
- paroxetine (Paxil)
- sertraline (Zoloft)
Which SSRI is best for anxiety?
The antidepressants most widely prescribed for anxiety are SSRIs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa.