Zoloft Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Zoloft?

You should not take Zoloft if:
  • You are allergic to Zoloft, sertraline hydrochloride, or any inactive components used to make Zoloft. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Zoloft.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Zoloft should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Zoloft may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Zoloft is stopped during treatment.
  • You have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken Zoloft within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:
  • You are taking pimozide (Orap®). Pimozide is a medication used to treat Tourette syndrome and also used to prevent hallucinations.
  • You are taking disulfiram (Antabuse®). This only applies to the Zoloft oral concentrate, which contains alcohol.

Zoloft Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which people should not take Zoloft, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings and precautions for Zoloft were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Zoloft warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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