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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Vineka, Community Member, asks

Q: How do I get off Zoloft?

I have been on Zoloft for 5 years now and want to get off it.  How should I go about it?

Reducing intake dosage has simply led to a recurrence of my depressive symptoms.

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
4/21/09 10:14am



This is something to discuss with your doctor. Antidepressants should be discontinued under a doctor's supervision.


The return of your depressive symptoms may also be an indication that you still need medication. If there's a reason you don't want to take Zoloft in particular, your doctor can explore alternatives with you.


Good luck,


Karen Kaul, Community Member
4/24/09 5:13pm

I have the same question.  I am afraid if I reduce my dosage, the same thing will happen.  Please write in any information you get about this dilemma. 

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By Vineka, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 04/21/09