Does Zoloft Affect My Sugar Level

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Does Zoloft Affect My Sugar Level

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mannycd,

Thanks for your question.

Zoloft does not directly affect the level of blood sugar. Some people who are treated with antidepressants and have a good result, tend to gain weight. This is probably because they are feeling better and not directly related to the medication.

Gaining weight in some individuals can lead to elevation in their blood sugar levels and the diagnosis of type II diabetes. Most of these people improve with weight loss.

I hope this has been helpful.

Martin Cane, M.D.