The dose of Zoloft your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Zoloft Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects can occur with Zoloft. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Dry mouth (see Zoloft and Dry Mouth)
- Insomnia (see Zoloft and Insomnia)
- Sexual side effects (see Zoloft Sexual Side Effects)
- Weight loss (see Zoloft and Weight Loss).
(Click Zoloft Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles: