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

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: 20 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

Feb 14, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty with orgasm, insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: made me unable to have an orgasam.......kinda hard to to get over depression if you can't enjoy sex. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep), difficulty with orgasm

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty with orgasm, insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep), difficulty with orgasm

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works great
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 2, 2017 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 1, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found that taking Sertraline was much more effective than any other Anti Depressants i have taken. My reason for stopping was to try and ascertain whether or not it was causing another Medical disorder, NIGHT SWEATING. IF the Night Sweating persists without the Sertraline i will probably go back to Sertraline
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Feb 16, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 27, 2018 (Started Jan 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking a new drug seems kinda hard, but it is very much worth it.

  • 1 helpful mark
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