Luba Lee is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Tennessee. She received her MSN from the University of Tennessee in 2006. There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Talking to Your Doctor Taking Zoloft in Liquid or Tablet Form Managing the Side Effects Community Q&A13 References If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, Zoloft can help you overcome them. Follow your doctor’s instructions for how to take this drug and report any side effects that you experience. Be sure to take Zoloft every day, and take it regularly until you can experience its benefits fully. Can anyone tell me the times they take Zoloft (sertraline) and if it works for them. Also can you tell me any side effects you experienced. My doctor has started me on 50 milligrams of Zoloft and I have a fear of medicine and side effects. Thank you so much and God Bless, Dawn I used to take it in the mornings. I didn't have any side effects except maybe feeling a bit tired. I'm very sensitive to medication, so I dealt with several side affects from Zoloft. It worked well for me at a time when I really badly needed something. Click on my name and search through my threads/posts, I'm sure I gave out a list of them somewhere. As for weight is concerned I've been on Zoloft for a month, lost 5(lbs) the first week due to a lessened appetite, but it's back up to normal now, and I'm not experiencing any weight changes.
My doc has suggested changing when I take my sertraline 100mg tablets from morning till just before I go to bed as I've had difficulty sleeping. The bottom line is that you should talk to the prescriber about what they recommend, and you will have to experiment until you figure out what works best for you. This may change over time, and you may never be able to find a dosage and timing that accomplishes what you wish. Not everyone notices significant differences in their experiences when taking a drug at one time versus another, on a regular basis, but some people feel one kind of schedule is better than another, even if they are using an antidepressant by itself. There is no hard rule about what time of day to take SSRIs, such as Zoloft. What time of day it is best to take an SSRI depends on the patient’s goals and reactions, not any fundamental properties of the drugs. The same side effects are likely to occur regardless of what time of day an SSRI is taken, especially since continual use leads to persistent actions on the nervous system and body in general. No matter when someone takes their SSRI, they still disrupt circadian rhythms and many, many aspects of how the brain and body are working.
So i was recently prescribed zoloft and im not sure if i should take it at night or day? i took a 50mg pill at midnight and i couldn't sleep well but when i woke up i felt good. If i start taking it in the morning will it still be as effective? i am really anxious when i wake up in the morning but i cant say that that is caused from the zoloft or not. just because i have these symptoms doesnt mean that you are going to get them. but if it makes you feel any better, i was too scared to start taking them, but now that i am on them i feel a little bit better. im tapering off Paxil to go on Zoloft...20 mg of Paxil at night and 25 mg of Zoloft in the morning... I too Have the big D..along with increased anxiety and depression..tremors. Currently on Xanax for anxiety and am decreasing dosage. My PDoc rx'ed me Zoloft as I was and always have had "racing thoughts". He felt that this might be a symptom of some form of OCD. Started 25 mg in AM per RX, but I really feel sleepy during the day. Is there any problem with takeing the Zoloft at bedtime? Hey dendoc, You are ok to take the Zoloft either in the morning or the evening as long as you take at the same time each day. Do not take two doses in the same 24 hours if you are going to switch to eveing. I have been on zoloft, I think, since January or February, and the last couple months I have had horrible insomnia, which is really weird for me because up until this point I was always the opposite - I slept all the time.
Do not stop taking sertraline, even when you feel you are planning on becoming pregnant, notify your healthcare provider to best manage your medications. Sertraline is usually taken one time per day with or without food. Typically patients begin at a low dose of medicine and the dose is. Hey dendoc, You are ok to take the Zoloft either in the morning or the evening as long as you take at the same time each day. Do not take two doses in the.