A small number of children, teenagers, and young adults (up to 24 years of age) who took antidepressants ('mood elevators') such as sertraline during clinical studies became suicidal (thinking about harming or killing oneself or planning or trying to do so). Children, teenagers, and young adults who take antidepressants to treat depression or other mental illnesses may be more likely to become suicidal than children, teenagers, and young adults who do not take antidepressants to treat these conditions. However, experts are not sure about how great this risk is and how much it should be considered in deciding whether a child or teenager should take an antidepressant. You should know that your mental health may change in unexpected ways when you take sertraline or other antidepressants even if you are an adult over 24 years of age. You may become suicidal, especially at the beginning of your treatment and any time that your dose is increased or decreased. You, your family, or your caregiver should call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: new or worsening depression; thinking about harming or killing yourself, or planning or trying to do so; extreme worry; agitation; panic attacks; new or worsening anxiety; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; aggressive behavior; irritability; acting without thinking; severe restlessness; and frenzied abnormal excitement. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own. Herbal supplements are popular these days, but very few people have given up on mainstream medicine. Most of us still pop aspirin, see our physicians regularly, and pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. Mixing herbs with traditional medicines can be the best of two worlds -- as long as you mix wisely. Many popular natural remedies can clash with prescription and non-prescription drugs, sometimes with severe consequences. Dangerous interactions between herbs and medications appear to be on the rise, largely because doctors are in the dark about their patients' use of supplements. Of the roughly 100 million Americans who use herbal remedies every year, only 18 million mention it to their doctors. For your own protection, be sure to tell your doctor about any herbal supplements you're taking, especially before you start a new prescription. You may find that your favorite supplement doesn't get along with its neighbor in your medicine chest.
Several more medications are discussed as we continue this eMedTV overview of drug interactions with sertraline. The list includes cimetidine, digoxin, disulfiram, fentanyl, intravenous methylene blue, and linezolid. Drug interactions are reported among people who take Celebrex and Sertraline together. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 868 people who take Celebrex and Sertraline from FDA, and is updated regularly.