Zoloft and Alcohol

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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
So i know you aren't supposed to drink alcohol WITH you Zoloft but how long after or before taking the Zoloft are you allowed to have a drink? I haven't drank in a LONG time and definitely not since i started taking the Zoloft but I'm going to a party Thursday and im ninety eight percent sure I'm going to drink. Can i do this without like dying lol? I normally take the Zoloft every night around ten the party is starting around that same time so what should i do?

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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I would not drink
But thats me and I take the meds and the effects of alcohol seriously when mixed

Maybe you need to talk to your doc and let him or her know that you do have the occasional drink
Wouldnt hurt IMHO
Just a thought

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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Alcohol consumption while taking Zoloft is not recommended. It can amplify the effects of alcohol on the body such as drowsiness, decreased coordination and increased side effects.

Hope this answers your question.



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   Posted 3/18/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i drank a lot on zoloft. Nothing bad happens. You just end up getting drunker faster. So I would say cut your normal consumption amount in half.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a drink once in a while when I took zoloft. I wouldn't recommend it if you've only been on it a short time, if your body is still adjusting I wouldn't mess with that. Be aware you'll probably be a very cheap drunk. I'd take it really easy if you are going to drink at all (ie. sip a single drink over a long period of time and no shots). If people push just say you're on something that would interact and you don't want to push it. You won't die but you might feel not so good the next day from very little alcohol.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys! its a sorority thing so everyone will be drinking but im sure i can slide by with having one drink all night if i carry the same cup lol! i was just freaking out i didnt want to go into convulsions on the kitchen floor

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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi LadyBug,

You have recieved some great advice. If you don't need to drink then I would reccomend you don't. It kind of ngates the effects of zoloft. If you do drink, then do it in moderation. Just one drink and keep that cup handy..and that smile!!

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