Dr. Gott: Is Zoloft a habit-forming medication?

Dear Dr. Gott: Could you please tell me what sertraline hydrochloride is used for? What are the side effects? Is this product habit-forming? I would appreciate any information you can provide. Full Story
Rosiecee

Dallas, TX

#1 Dec 8, 2009
The Physicians Desk Reference states that SSRI antidepressants, like Zoloft, and all antidepressants can cause mania, psychosis, abnormal thinking, paranoia, hostility, etc. These side effects can also appear during withdrawal. Also, these adverse reactions are not listed as Rare but are listed as either Frequent or Infrequent.

Go to www.SSRIstories.com where there are over 3,400 cases, with the full media article available, involving bizarre murders, suicides, school shootings/incidents [51 of these] and murder-suicides - all of which involve SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc,. The media article usually tells which SSRI antidepressant the perpetrator was taking or had been using.
Katie

Kidderminster, UK

#2 Dec 8, 2009
Yes, as I see this is very interesting, but in the scheme of it all, these statistics really dont measure up to me. There are far more people on SSRI's than the 3,400 cases in which you have bought to the attention of the readers. One might argue that not all cases are reported - I would still argue that the amount of people on SSRI's definately outweighs the small number that is being quoted. What is not clear is a comparison to cases of people who have not taken any form of SSRI's in their lifetime and have committed a crime.
I have been taking setraline (zoloft) for 10 years and although I may have been a very angry teenager and experienced aggitation which was enhanced most possibly by the zoloft, it did eventually go away. I think what needs to be maybe looked into is the affect zoloft has on younger teenagers or children. Mind you prior to the medication I was a very unhappy child and no doubt the children who committed those crimes may have done worse if they weren't on the medication. I also think that close monitoring is imperative of this medication and as is up to the parent of the child and the childs physician to implement the support system when taking this medication.
CharlesArnold

UK

#6 Jan 19, 2011
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MyAdvocates

Austin, TX

#8 Jun 7, 2011
In recent years, pregnancy risks have been associated with many commonly prescribed medicines, such as the antidepressants Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac, and the anti-epileptic drugs Topamax, Depakote and Tegretol.

In March, the FDA issued a drug safety communication about the risk of cleft lip or cleft palate from Topamax, a medication that was prescribed more than 30 million times between January 2007 and December 2010 for treatment of seizures, migraines or other conditions. According to the FDA, infants born to women taking Topamax while pregnant had a 20 times greater prevalence of the oral birth defect.

Check this out, hope this helps:
http://myadvocatesblog.com/uncategorized/preg...
Angelina Mayers

San Jose, CA

#9 Aug 19, 2011
Sertraline is an antidepressant belonging to the SSRI drug class. Some of its side effects are weight loss, nausea and vomiting, and birth defects in pregnant women. Iíve come across a site ( http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/ ) and itís very informative. I hope that can help you with your questions.
Zoloft birth defects

Vista, CA

#10 Sep 6, 2011
Rosiecee wrote:
The Physicians Desk Reference states that SSRI antidepressants, like Zoloft, and all antidepressants can cause mania, psychosis, abnormal thinking, paranoia, hostility, etc. These side effects can also appear during withdrawal. Also, these adverse reactions are not listed as Rare but are listed as either Frequent or Infrequent.
Go to www.SSRIstories.com where there are over 3,400 cases, with the full media article available, involving bizarre murders, suicides, school shootings/incidents [51 of these] and murder-suicides - all of which involve SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc,. The media article usually tells which SSRI antidepressant the perpetrator was taking or had been using.
[url=http://www.zoloftbirthdef ectlawyer.com/]Zoloft birth defects[/url] run the whole gamut, with septal heart defects, club foot, cleft palate chin, and all kinds of congenital defects. It's terrible. Because Zoloft is habit forming, only psychiatrists who are MD's and have the ability to also counsel should have the right to prescribe these brain chemistry altering drugs!
Bell

Chicago, IL

#12 Nov 14, 2011
Zoloft or sertraline hydrochloride is used as an antidepressant. Antidepressants usually have the same side effects like for Paxil you can check this site http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-side... for more details. Antidepressants are not habit-forming.
Teresa

San Antonio, TX

#13 Dec 6, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Zoloft)- http://www.generic-medshop.com/catalog/Depres... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
Ronald Lincoln

Anonymous Proxy

#14 Dec 27, 2011
SSRIs like Zoloft, Paxil and all others are supposed to have fewer side effects than most antidepressants. However, these side effects might just turn out to be more depressing than the patient's condition itself. How ironic, isn't it? FDA had released advisories on the potential risks of antidepressants, especially when taken by pregnant women.
Ronald Lincoln

Anonymous Proxy

#15 Dec 27, 2011
SSRIs like Zoloft, Paxil and all others are supposed to have fewer side effects than most antidepressants. However, these side effects might just turn out to be more depressing than the patient's condition itself. How ironic, isn't it? FDA had released advisories on the potential risks of antidepressants, especially when taken by pregnant women.
http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/paxil-fda-...
Iamalbert

Torrance, CA

#18 Jan 3, 2012
Most doctors believe that Zoloft is not habit-forming but may cause dependency. Most people who are on Zoloft have problems quitting. They are prone to withdrawal when they quit cold turkey.
http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/z...
Peyton
#19 Sep 25, 2013
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Vanessa

UK

#20 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/3FuqC7 only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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