Hello there and Welcome to HealingWell,
Your physician should be the one giving you the weaning instructions as any time you change meds the weaning process from one med to starting another are important in how smoothly you make the transition.
I have weaned off one while starting a new one at the same time.
The combination of an SSRI/SSNI and alcohol could possibly increase the chance or severity of side effects such as drowsiness, slow reflexes, or clouded judgment. This can be dangerous when driving a car or operating other machinery.
Also, alcohol may make you feel depressed. In this way, alcohol can interfere with the actions of your SSRI/SSNI to treat depression. Try to avoid or limit your use of alcohol while taking an SSRI/SSNI.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hello, and welcome to HW. I'm not familiar with either of those meds, but as Kitt pointed out these are questions best answered by your doctor. That said, we are here to listen and support you so don't be shy to ask questions. If we can answer them we will! Stay with us,
sertraline is zoloft- its the generic version. im on it, been on it for 6 years, 150mgs and it is by far the best out of all the antidepressants ive ever used- in combination with xanax.
i would personally never wean myself off meds, i have really extreme reactions to the most basic side effects and often end up hospitalised, as my physical health is a major problem as well. I use my pyschiatrist in conjuction with my GP who is an excellent doctor.