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My Dr put me on Sertraline 10 days ago. I went through

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My Dr put me on Sertraline 10 days ago. I went through nausea in the first week and now have diarrhoea. My tummy has been bad all day.
Is it OK to stop or drop from 50mg to 25mg.
The issue that was stressing me out has gone away in the last week and I am wondering if this is really necessary any more.

Hello, my name is***** and I shall be assisting you today. I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Yes, you can taper down the drug over a week time by cutting down the dose and frequency to avoid withdrawal, the side effects would get better as the dose decreases. You can take peppermint and ginger tea to help with your symptoms.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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