144 patient evaluations for Sertraline

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Dec 10, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), emotional withdrawal)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take them while you need them. Do not go off cold turkey. They are my happy pills. Have taken them before and realize when I need to go on them.
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), emotional withdrawal

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for autism spectrum disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

Aug 6, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for autism spectrum disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't sleep without it

Jul 1, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for autism spectrum disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works for me

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started May 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The longer I am on this medication, it seems that more of my sex drive is coming back. When I was on this before the same thing happened. I am wondering how much is due to the ms vs. the zoloft. I also worry about weight gain associated with this med, but most anti-depressants have that side effect. The loss of sex drive was much worse (NO sex drive what-so-ever) when I tried lexapro.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: dont give up on treatment for at least a month even if you think you are going crazy it will level out & you will be fine. DO NOT STOP COLD TURKEY TALK TO YOUR DR
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Jan 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on wellbutrn xl 300mg and seroquel 200mg for maybe 2 years, seemed to work ok. I would still have my down times and some anger issues. Then last October (2009) I started falling apart big time. All I know is that after taking Zoloft and Depokote I started feeling better, but still very depressed and no short term memory. Then in Feb. of this year I started falling apart again. So now I'm on Effexon XR 75 2 times a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 18, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for SEROTONIN DEFICIENCY SUSPECTED)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked well for anxiety depression and trouble sleeping but think I stopped it too early, you live and learn back on it now.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for SEROTONIN DEFICIENCY SUSPECTED)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark

May 3, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: while zoloft definitely helps my speech to be more clear, there is a side effect which men would not like. it seems to inhibit the ability to have an orgasm. i have spoken to my dr about this.

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic Disorder/ aggravated by epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started Zoloft originally in January 23, 2007, however since it worked so well, I went off of it in March 2009. This was the biggest mistake of my life. My anxiety went from being almost gone to worse than i was actually diagnosed. As a result I ended up in the hospital's psych ward, and eventually a year later a doctor finally prescribed me zoloft again, and i began taking it again. I've had no complaints since besides minor insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, insomnia

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I did find that I was less "suicidal" taking this medication but these feelings were still present and had to call for help on a few occasions. It did help my OCD in the slightest form. It did not however help my mood
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was originally prescribed Prozac which I felt did wonders for me. I had excessive energy, lost a lot of weight but was jittery so my doctor (and eventually consultant) prescribed Escitalopram, eventually Sertraline. I find that I still have OCD and this has not decreased in any shape or form. My depression seems to be under control at the moment but I have attempted suicide twice over the last month.

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I tapered down over 6 or 8 weeks to finally stop taking this, and significantly altered my life at the same time - journalling, listening to relaxation tapes, cutting out caffeine, going to acupuncture once a week, gentle exercise and time in the garden, going to bed early.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, sexual dysfunction

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The initial side effects can be quite strong and make you feel worse - you can have a racing heart, and not be able to sleep very well - it can make you jumpy. These go away quickly however - it took ten days for me. I am now much much more productive than I was when I was diagnosed - much more able to cope with life.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, sexual dysfunction

  • 1 helpful mark
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