|What are the possible side effects of
sertraline - Zoloft?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking
sertraline and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical
An allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat;
swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat
or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure
(severe headache, blurred vision); or chills or fever.
If you experience any of the following less serious side effects,
continue taking sertraline and talk to your doctor: headache; tremor,
nervousness, or anxiety; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in
appetite or weight; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive,
impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect sertraline - Zoloft?
Do not take sertraline if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
(MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or
tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and
sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been
Do not take sertraline - Zoloft if you are taking pimozide (Orap). A dangerous
drug interaction could result.
Before taking sertraline - Zoloft, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the
following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium),
alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene),
temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic
antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil),
doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; a phenothiazine
including chlorpromazine (Thorazine), thioridazine (Mellaril),
fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine
(Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid,
Eskalith, others) or clozapine (Clozaril); almotriptan (Axert),
frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge),
rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol)
or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); digoxin (Lanoxin);
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB); or bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban).
You may not be able to take sertraline, or you may require a dosage
adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any
of the medicines listed above.
Do not take the Zoloft Oral Concentrate without first talking to your
doctor if you are taking disulfiram (Antabuse). The oral solution
contains alcohol, which may interact with disulfiram.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sertraline.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or
over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.