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sertraline and alcohol

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Pigzoom Tue 27-Oct-15 18:04:24

Hi I'm suffering from PND. I've been given ADs to take sertraline 50mg.
I've held off for a few weeks as im going on a girls weekend away soon involving alcohol. But I'm really aware I need to start these ADs.
Does anyone know if I can drink a little on them? I don't want them to cause aggression etc when drunk. If I start then drink in ten days what will it do

TabithaTwitchEye Tue 27-Oct-15 18:57:22

I drink on them, have experienced no adverse effects. If you're unsure chat with your GP. Sertraline was the best thing for my PND.

All the very best

Pigzoom Tue 27-Oct-15 19:12:29

Thank you for response.
When I was depressed before it made me an angry horrid drunk and I got drunk too easily. Just don't want to go back to that. But at the same time I think a few drinks on a weekend away would really help my break from the grind .
Gd to know they help.

sillymummy11 Tue 27-Oct-15 20:15:00

I don't notice any difference in drinking on or off them. I think you're not meant to drink because alcohol is a depressant rather than because of interactions. But obviously, I'm not a doctor so I don't know! I've been on them for 5 1/2 years though, and drank alcohol for 4 1/2 of them with no problems to speak of.

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