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Husband was distracted and took my Sertraline (200mg ) by

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husband was distracted and took my Sertraline (200mg ) by mistake....we lay pills out the nite before........what can he expect as a result ?
Submitted: 4 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

Hello Marilyn ,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

He may experience some side effects as following;

Dry mouth
Muscle pain
Impairment of cognitive/motor functions
Low sodium

Many times none of these side effects may happen with a single high dose. But in people above 65 years; usually monitoring for these symptoms should be done. The above symptoms can be of varying intensity. If any of them is severe, he may need a medical attention.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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