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For MD or Pharm D please. Please read carefully what I

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For MD or Pharm D please. Please read carefully what I write. I am worried about permanent brain damage from the following. OVer the past 3 years I have had issues that were not fully tx with zoloft. I took 100mg zoloft daily...and also abused codeine (originally on for a real purpose and then became somewhat addicted) ...had RX about 6 or 7 (each rx with 30 tylenol 3's) over 3 years...really not that much but I also used OTC tylenol with codeine ..can buy this where I live...they were 8mg codeine 300 mg acetaminophen ...used this when I had no RX which was most of the time (averaged 3 to 6 8mg pills per day less than 2 tylenol 3's)...NO other drug use except social alcohol consumtion (didn't mix with codeine) ...I have beat the addiction now and don't use codine anymore but I am worreid about permanent brain damage (I was told many times this was not possible) please take into acount everhthing i said
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 9 years ago.

Taking Zoloft with codeine at the dose you did will not cause permanent brain damage.

It is generally advised that the total daily dose of codeine should not excedd more than 60 - 100mg. In your case,6 8mg tablets makes only 48mg per day.

Combined wih Zoloft 100mg, this can cause sedation and long term use can cause some amount of depression but no, it will not cause permamnent brains damage.

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