Can anyone tell me SPECIFICALLY why you should not drink alcohol while taking Zoloft?

1rst, yes I know you are not supposed to mix these two through reading the literature. However, I have found very little out there that actually states why. If it is because you don't want to mix an antidepressant with a depressant, exactly what happens when you mix the two. Does it simply make the anti... show more 1rst, yes I know you are not supposed to mix these two through reading the literature. However, I have found very little out there that actually states why. If it is because you don't want to mix an antidepressant with a depressant, exactly what happens when you mix the two. Does it simply make the anti loose it's affect? Or, is the combo actually potentially life-threatening? I'm looking for answers that can actually explain what happens when they mix and identify the "real" (not I heard this or that) potential for bodily/mental harm. I know lots of people want to help on this type of question since most of us have experienced or seen first-hand the effects of mixing drugs or drugs with alcohol, but please only answer if you can offer some real info to the discussion. 90% of answers to questions similar to this one just say, "medication + alcohol = BAD". I understand that and wouldn't even be asking this question if I did'nt. I appreciate any assistance you may offer.
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