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What Is The Highest Dosage You Can Take Of Sertraline (Zoloft)


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#1 Waynester

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 04:50 PM

been on my new dosage of 200mg for 3 weeks almost

started at 50mg, then went up to 150mg for 1 week, then 200mg for 3 weeks
i do feel a bit more balanced, but my ROCD is getting out of control
was thinking of seeing if dosage could go higher and hope for the best
cant live like this anymore with these awful feelings of fakeness, guilt, do i or dont love or want
i thought i would start feeling normal and not anxious with my partner


any ROCD sufferers much better on this drug or any other drug?

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#2 r90

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:45 PM

Hello there,

As most of people who take any sertraline know, the maximum dosage is 200 mg, however I've heard about a very effective high dosage which is 400 mg, given to severe OCD sufferers! Anyway the best thing to do is to discuss that with your pdoc, and please don't attempt to rise your dosage without counselling him/her, good luck with that =)

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#3 YakSpit

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:33 AM

When my on daughter was 2 years old, she managed to open the child proof cap on my zoloft bottle and had them all over the place. She was only by her self in the room for a minute or two, so we dont know how many she might have taken, if she took anyway, but, we couldnt find all the pills so not knowing if she took any or not, we took her to the hospital. After 5 hours of testing and exams and waiting around, the doctors said that she was fine, didnt appear to take any, and even if she did, Zoloft isnt the type of drug that will hurt you even if you took a whole handful. You might get zoned out, but it will wear off after a while and you will be fine. We were glad to hear that.

So Im not saying you should take as many as you want, but from that night I understand that you cant OD, Die, or get permanent damage of any kind from taking to much zoloft.

At one time I myself was at one time prescribed to be on 300mg a day , and on a couple occasions I didnt recall if I took them or not, and was feeling depressed, so I ended up taking 600 mg by accident. I was totally zoned out and non functional for a while, just wanted to sleep for about 14 hours. But no repercussions.

But I would still highly suggest checking into it with an MD first. Its never a good idea to take too much..
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 02:02 PM

I am just starting on 200 and I hope it works for my ROCD. I can't deal with these thoughts and sadness it's causing.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:55 PM

I'm on 200mg and it took some time but I"m doing good on it. So my advise, give it more time, it's been 3 wks, give it another 2-3 wks, then decide.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:01 AM

I am on Zoloft 150mg, I just saw my doctor yesterday and she upped my prescription to 200mg, but said it might not work. What areevryone' experiences on this does?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:24 PM

I was on 200 for awhile but it eventually quit working so I had to switch to something else. It worked for 5 years first though and I really liked it.



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Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:07 PM

I'm glad I found this forum. This thread helped me decide to go ahead and up my dosage from 150mg to 200mg at least until I can see my doctor again. I started taking Sertraline about 7 years ago, increasing from 100mg to 150mg late last spring. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working as it once did. Thank you for the information. I'm sure I'll be back.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:49 PM

I'm glad I found this forum. This thread helped me decide to go ahead and up my dosage from 150mg to 200mg at least until I can see my doctor again. I started taking Sertraline about 7 years ago, increasing from 100mg to 150mg late last spring. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working as it once did. Thank you for the information. I'm sure I'll be back.


Hello there and welcome to DF!

Please, don't rely on anything written in here, we're here for support only, never increase/decrease your dosage without consulting your pdoc!

You may want to introduce yourself in the welcome forum, we're all here for each others, tc :)

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