Zoloft Side Effects

Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is an antidepressant marketed by Pfizer, Inc.

Zoloft is approved to treat depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

According to the official Zoloft website, common side effects may include nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, sexual side effects, diarrhea, and sleepiness.

This space is provided for you to share your side effects (or lack thereof) and experiences with Zoloft by posting a comment below.

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Was on Zoloft for 3 months. Main side effect was diarrhea. I was going to bathroom about 4-5 times a day. Also loose bowels were a real problem.

Posted by John Boy on March 24, 2007 7:19 PM | Permalink | Reply

I love Zoloft and am so sad to have to wean off because my hair is falling out in clumps. When I got up to 100mg I finally associated why it was falling out. I'm scared of all the side effects I read about with the other drugs.

Posted by Heather on June 7, 2007 7:02 PM | Permalink | Reply

I was put on Zoloft by my doctor after taking Wellbutrin for a while. I had been on this for a few weeks but did not feel better. In fact, It got worse. I started feeling so low that I never left the house. I considered suicide as a way out. My friend discovered that is was the medication, her dad is a pharmasist. I stopped taking it immediately and my symptoms improved very quickly.

Posted by Pam on September 22, 2007 6:48 AM | Permalink | Reply

I was put on zoloft by my doctor when I was pregnant with my daughter. She was born with a cleft palate, under devloped ears, heart problems, extra bones, missing vertabras. I believe that Zoloft is linked to all of the birth defects in some way.

Posted by Melissa on November 7, 2007 4:47 PM | Permalink | Reply

Will glady give my input.

I was put on this medication for general anxiety in regards to personal health while going through surgical menopause. I took ONE pill about 10:00pm..then next morning I woke up super early (could not sleep) and after I got to moving around I thought I was literally going to go out of my mind. I had never experienced such anxiousness before in my entire life. Sad thing is the pill has a half life and it is taking atleast 52 hours before it totally leaves my body. This experience was so bad I would never go thorugh weeks of taking it before I thought it would "get better". I was dizzy, felt like a lunatic, and total no control over anything. Second night I woke up constantly having brain zaps. After reading replies about all AD medicines, I will NEVER go on any. I will have to find another way on my own. This is all too flat out scary. And on top of that, the withdrawal stories are horrifying enough.

Unless you don't mind feeling like you're going crazy, don't take it.

Posted by G. on June 13, 2008 2:46 PM | Permalink | Reply

I was given Zoloft by my doctor several years ago. Within 3 days of starting the drug, I sat in my parked car and stabbed my self 4 times in the stomach, then calmly drove to meet a friend for lunch.

Posted by Candy A. on June 14, 2009 5:25 PM | Permalink | Reply

I took Zoloft to help with PMDD symtoms, but after just 3 days, I had excessive yawning,a "do not care" attitude and no motivation to do anything.

Posted by Shine on July 5, 2009 4:35 PM | Permalink | Reply

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