Combining zoloft and alcohol may cause in increase in the effects commonly experienced by those who take large amounts of alcohol. Whether you drink to cap off a taxing work day or to loosen up before or during a social event, many people enjoy the relaxing qualities of alcohol — it is a depressant after all. Natalie,* a 21-year-old recovering alcoholic, had been sober for six months when her therapist suggested she see a psychiatrist for a consultation about antidepressants. “Thanks to the program, my obsession with drinking had lifted.
I'm on my 3rd ad for social anxiety in 3 years or so and just got put on zoloft this week after tapering down to 75mg efexor from 150mg. This study will examine depressed alcoholic outpatients to assess whether combining naltrexone (Revia) and sertraline (Zoloft) will result in greater reductions in both drinking and depression over either medication alone or placebo.
I am going on vacation next week and am wondering if it is safe to drink while on this medication. I'm not talking about drinking to oblivion; I'm talking about having a couple of drinks by the campfire. Dear Reader, Many people who take Zoloft, Prozac, and other depression-related medications drink lht to moderate amounts of alcohol without serious side effects, or any effects at all.
The extent of this comorbidity is clear from the numbers: as many as 45% of patients with alcohol disorders meet diagnostic criteria for a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Taking Zoloft (Sertraline) may require patients to change their lives, especially when it comes to alcohol.
There are few medications that are considered effective in treating moderate to severe alcohol use disorder. DRUG ANTABUSE
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