What to do if you have accidentally taken 100mg of Zoloft? 

What to do if you have accidentally taken 100mg of Zoloft?

If you have taken 100 mg of Zoloft and you feel unwell, reach out to your healthcare provider. However, it is not likely for 100 mg of Zoloft to cause significant side effects in you, as it is within the daily maximum dose limit of this antidepressant. 

Some people usually take a dose higher than 100 mg every day. If you’re on a low dose of Zoloft, you may experience side effects after taking 100 mg of Zoloft, but they wouldn’t require medical attention. 

However, each individual is different and you shouldn’t take any chances with your health. If a person taking 25 mg of Zoloft accidentally takes a 100 mg dose, he/she would definitely freak out. Similarly, someone taking 50 mg of Zoloft would also be concerned after accidental double-dosing.

What are the common side effects of mild Zoloft overdose?

100 mg of Zoloft is a therapeutic dose and many people take it. However, for someone who is at a lower dose, the common side effects of accidentally taking 100 mg of Zoloft include (1):

These side effects are manageable and they start to subside when the concentration of the antidepressant drops down in your blood. However, I still recommend seeking medical attention if any side effect bothers you beyond your tolerance. 

Make sure you avoid such accidental overdoses in future and stick to the dose that your doctor has prescribed. Antidepressants like Zololf should be taken properly to make the most out of them while minimising adverse events. 

In general, Zoloft overdoses can be managed without any potential life-threatening complications. Doses as high as 1000 mg can also be managed with proper management strategies.

However, it is important to remember that overdosing on Zoloft can be different for different people and it should be considered a medical emergency.

How to prevent accidental overdosing?

There are some tips to help you avoid accidental overdosing. These are:

  • Keep a pill box, which is one of the oldest and most effective ways to prevent overdosing.
  • Turn the prescription bottle upside down after taking the medication.
  • Place it somewhere you can easily see.
  • Keep count of your pills.
  • Set reminders on your electronic gadgets.
  • Keep a checklist and mark the day when you are done taking the medication.
  • Take it with any meal of the day each day. 

Make sure you pick a tip to help you remember to take your medication and stick to it every day. This can prevent accidental overdosing and you’ll know for sure whether or not you have taken the antidepressant. 

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