What are some common side effects that can occur from sertraline?

Side effects can include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, sedation (which is usually minimal), activation (experienced as a “jittery” feeling), headache, and upset stomach. Upset stomach does not last for more than a week usually.

The vast majority of patients do not have weight changes that are attributable to sertraline, but a small minority gain weight. While you should bring any bothersome side effects to your healthcare provider, do not stop sertraline without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the BOXED WARNING, for complete safety information. 

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. 

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