Neither psychiatrists nor pharmaceutical company that makes Zoloft know how it shall work. The drug is unpredictable and that is why no-one can answer your question properly. I hope that a list of side effects gives you an idea what may happen.
Summary of Adverse Reaction Reports for Zoloft (Sertraline)
Note - these are not all adverse reactions - only those most serious.
Depression Suicidal/Suicidal Ideations: 239
Attempted Suicides (not completed): 157
Completed Suicides: 154
Deaths (not from Suicide): 38
Homicidal Ideations: 34
Top 20 adverse reactions
Anxiety, Insomnia, Condition Aggravated, Dizziness, Drug Exposure During Pregnancy, Agitation , Drug Ineffective, Nausea, Suicide Attempt, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Completed Suicide, Tremor, Aggression, Headache, Drug Interaction, Abnormal Behaviour, Diarrhoea.
Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine
I would recommend you to watch following DVD that is available online if you have fast internet. It's told by psychiatrists, psychologists and people who worked for pharmaceutical companies. It informs you - beside other things - about side effects that are not often being told by psychiatrists. It also suggests an alternative in the end. When you then make a decision to take antidepressants, you may be better prepared, educated and understand what's going on when you encounter some bad side effects. I would say that these information are actually vital.
The link sounds a little scary - that’s because many antidepressants have suicidal thoughts and impulses as side effects which you can also read inside the pack of some antidepressants.
Watch trailer 1:55 min (the whole DVD free to watch on-line)
The whole DVD
Award winning investigative reporter Douglas Kennedy appears on FOX News’ “Hannity’s America,” exposes the link between psychiatric drugs (antidepressants) and acts of violence and suicide.
Fox News Big Story with Douglas Kennedy on how Big Pharma leaves out the bad studies and downplays the nasty side effects of their highly addictive drugs.
FOX News’ Douglas Kennedy reports how Eli Lilly’s greedy marketing efforts cost it in a $1.42 billion lawsuit.
Check this story about Zoloft
· 10 years ago