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Old 09-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the most common dose for Zoloft is? How long does one need to be on it in order to start seeing improvement?

I'm still at a low dose, (up to pill and a half this week or 37 MG).
Yesterday was good, but today sucks. No side effects, just full-on depression.
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I don't know what hte most commond ose is, but it takes 6-12 weeks to take effect when used for depression. Is your pdoc saying that 37mg shoudl be your maintainance dose or are you still increasing it?
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The typical, therapeutic dose is 50-200 mg per day. You should be on the therapeutic dose for 6-12 weeks before deciding how well it will work for you. So you haven't started the 6-12 week countdown yet, since you are still sub-therapeutic. Hang in there. It is better to ramp up slowly, so it sounds like you're on track. You might ask your pdoc what his/her ramp plan is if you have no side effects. Also let him/her know how depressed you are feeling. He/she might accelerate the ramp if you are feeling so crappy and having no side effects. Best of luck.
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I'm not sure what the most common dose is, but I am on 200mg a day and I think my psychiatrist said I was either at the higher end of therapeutic level, or the highest possible therapeutic level. I forget which. What I do know is there is a pretty big range of therapeutic doses, depending on the person and their situation. I hope this medication works for you!
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I am on 50mg at this point in time, I have been on this medication for about a month now and it seems to be working ok.

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Does anyone know what the most common dose for Zoloft is? How long does one need to be on it in order to start seeing improvement?

I'm still at a low dose, (up to pill and a half this week or 37 MG).
Yesterday was good, but today sucks. No side effects, just full-on depression.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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I don't know what hte most commond ose is, but it takes 6-12 weeks to take effect when used for depression. Is your pdoc saying that 37mg shoudl be your maintainance dose or are you still increasing it?
Thanks everyone. Yes, I am slowly increasing - trying to get to 50 MG then up to 100 MG etc. I am super sensitive to meds, so my pdoc thought a slow increase would help. It has worked as far as side-effects are concerned. I haven't had any. I just pray it starts to help. I am SO sick of the depression paralysis. Well, who isn't?
I'll just keep plugging along. Thanks for your responses.
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