Zoloft Side Effects
Generic Name: Sertraline
Brand Name: Zoloft
Zoloft and Alcohol
Both, Zoloft and alcohol, impact in levels of serotonin in the brain. Alcohol raises the serotonin levels and Zoloft aims to balance the degree of serotonin, increasing its levels. So, the mixture of Zoloft and alcohol causes a double increase of serotonin, achieving a toxic level which can cause a totally interruption of bodily and mental energies (blackout). In that case the patients should not drink alcohol if they decide to take Zoloft or if they can't stop
drinking should talk to the doctor who recommends light levels of alcohol while Zoloft use.
Many patients unaware of combining Zoloft and alcohol may experience unwanted emotions as depression or problems with motor skills. Zoloft and alcohol mixture can cause serious side effects too. That is why it is more advisable to not use alcohol beverage when taking Zoloft. If doctor allows a moderated dose, for male patients it means two drinks a day and one for females.
Scientist says that the combining Zoloft and alcohol may lead to a not effective treatment with Zoloft. For more it may it may causes other problems like change of personality or even the ability to drive a car.