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We offer an affordable tapering program for Sertraline
Sertraline Hydrochloride is an antidepressant of the SSRI classification (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) and marketed in the United States under the trade name Zoloft and as Lustral internationally. Sertraline was the most prescribed antidepressant on the U.S. market in 2007 and the efficacy was deemed similar to that of older tricyclic antidepressants.
Sertraline exerts the majority of its action on Serotonin but also has weak effects on Norepinephrine and Dopamine. While Sertraline increases Serotonin levels in the brain, the Serotonin also promotes the contraction of smooth muscles, including those in the digestive tract and within blood vessels. This is why the common side effects of Sertraline include an upset stomach and potential increases in blood pressure. Sertraline shares the common side effects of other SSRIs including nausea, insomnia and sexual side effects, but its action on dopamine may explain why the cognitive side effects are fewer. Akathisia (inner restlessness) was observed in 16% of patients.
Abrupt or rapid discontinuation of Sertraline may result in Sertraline withdrawal symptoms. This syndrome occurred in approximately 60% of patients, and, therefore, it is recommended to taper gradually to minimize Sertraline withdrawal symptoms. Let us help you.
- Order the Antidepressant Withdrawal program.
- A Confidential Intake is done so we understand your personal situation more thoroughly.
- Our discussion board is available 24/7 for support and camaraderie within a community focused on health and healing.
- Specialized nutraceuticals are utilized throughout the program to help minimize Sertraline Withdrawal symptoms.
- We provide Sertraline taper guidelines to be implemented with the assistance of your doctor and under our guidance.
- Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to Sertraline Withdrawal.
- Begin our program and start the process of escaping Sertraline today.
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Sertraline side effects may include:
abdominal pain, agitation, anxiety, constipation, decreased sex drive, diarrhea or loose stools, difficulty with ejaculation, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, gas, headache, decreased appetite, increased sweating, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, pain, rash, sleepiness, sore throat, tingling or pins and needles, tremor, vision problems, vomiting, Acne, allergic reaction, altered taste, back pain, blindness, breast development in males, breast pain or enlargement, breathing difficulties, bruise-like marks on the skin, cataracts, changeable emotions, chest pain, cold, clammy skin, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), coughing, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, double vision, dry eyes, eye pain, fainting, feeling faint upon arising from a sitting or lying position, feeling of illness, female and male sexual problems, fever, fluid retention, flushing, frequent urination, hair loss, heart attack, hemorrhoids, hiccups, high blood pressure, high pressure within the eye (glaucoma), hearing problems, hot flushes, impotence, inability to stay seated, increased appetite, increased salivation, increased sex drive, inflamed nasal passages, inflammation of the penis, intolerance to light, irregular heartbeat, itching, joint pains, kidney failure, lack of coordination, lack of sensation, leg cramps, menstrual problems, low blood pressure, migraine, movement problems, muscle cramps or weakness, need to urinate during the night, nosebleed, pain upon urination, prolonged erection, purplish spots on the skin, racing heartbeat, rectal hemorrhage, respiratory infection/lung problems, ringing in the ears, rolling eyes, sensitivity to light, sinus inflammation, skin eruptions or inflammation, sleepwalking, sores on tongue, speech problems, stomach and intestinal inflammation, swelling of the face and throat, swollen wrists and ankles, thirst, throbbing heartbeat, twitching, vaginal inflammation, hemorrhage or discharge, yawning, Abnormal dreams or thoughts, aggressiveness, exaggerated feeling of well-being, depersonalization ("unreal" feeling), hallucinations, impaired concentration, memory loss, paranoia, rapid mood shifts, suicidal thoughts, teeth-grinding, worsened depression.In a few people, Zoloft may trigger the grandiose, inappropriate, out-of-control behavior called mania or the similar, but less dramatic, "hyper" state called hypomania
Sertraline Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, visual changes, worsened depression
What is Sertraline?(Zoloft, Lustral, Serlain)
Zoloft (Sertraline) is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor antidepressant that was introduced to the market in 1991. During the drug trials 40% of participants dropped out, yet the Psychopharmacological Drugs Advisory Committee recommended the approval of Zoloft. The Director of the FDA Division of Neuropharmacological Drug Products, Paul Leber, noted that granting approval was a “tough decision” since the effect on outpatients with depression was “modest to minimal”. In 1999 Zoloft came under scrutiny when it was discovered that Eric Harris (Columbine High School shooter) had been taking the drug prior to switching to Luvox. The patent expired in 2006 and Sertraline is now available in generic form.
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