Lustral

Last Update May 30, 2016
Lustral is an antidepressant medication.
Uses: Lustral is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, OCD and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Other brands: Sertraline, Zoloft
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1.9
Concern level
1.5
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Positive 344 "In a nut shell I've suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for about 13 years - I've always been on lustral which has been a life saver and I am definitely an advocate for anti depressant meds as... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 268 "As far as I'm aware Sertraline/Lustral does not cause hair loss - our son was on this medication for about 18 months and the main side effects he experienced were dry mouth at the start and night... "Read more negative discussions
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Lustral Review
| Peter
This was the best medication for anxiety and panic attacks. It stopped me from hyperventilating almost immediately. I took this for 5 years. I went to the doctor for a review and they said it seems good and I should be able to withdraw. In addition they suggested CBT so I went and the CBT person changed my medication to citalopram, my god I was tearful depressed and seriously suicidal it was the worst medication I had ever had. My wife took me to the doctors and I was prescribed seroxat. This has never been as effective as Lustral. I am now on ventafaxine and this makes me depressed with added sickness and horrendous constipation and digestive problems.

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Itching from Lustral
| Pink
Prickly heat. Starts with about an inch of small line spreading across the body. Really bad after tacking shower feel like throwing myself in pool of water for relief of symtons. Antihistomine does help, but only for short period of time.

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Vivid Dreams from Lustral
| VOLVOBOY
I am currently on 50mg of Lustral and been taking them for only 6 weeks. I usually dream a lot but my dreams now are becoming nightmares. I have spoken to friends about this and they find it amusing. I will be seeing my doctor again next week and I do not want him to up my dosage. I must admit my dreams are rather strange but they are becoming increasingly disturbing. I am pleased that I am no longer as depressed and anxious and I suppose these dreams are the price I must pay for a calmer life. I can remember all my dreams as though they are real memories. I have started keeping a diary as I think I have the makings of a book. I wish fellow sufferers peaceful sleep, you are not alone.

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Lustral
4,255 discussions
Taken for: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks, Panic, PND*, Headaches*, Bipolar Disorder*, Weight Loss*, Anger*, Social Anxiety
Other names: Sertraline, Zoloft, Concorz, Serlift, Atruline
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
1.9
Helpfulness
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71,826 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Panic Attacks, Panic
Other names: Zoloft, Lustral, Serlift, Zosert, Serdep
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Prescribing mode: Rx
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Satisfaction
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379,433 discussions
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Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Satisfaction
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19,598 discussions
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Satisfaction
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143,075 discussions
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Prescribing mode: Rx
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257,004 discussions
Taken for: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Hot Flashes, Panic Attacks
Other names: Effexor XR, Venlafaxine, Efectin
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Satisfaction
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60,176 discussions
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Other names: Prozac, Sarafem, Lovan, Fludac, Fontex
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Satisfaction
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289,057 discussions
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Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.5
Satisfaction
2.8
Helpfulness
Diazepam
124,700 discussions
Taken for: Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Addiction, Depression*, Panic Attacks
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Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Facts about Lustral

Alcohol warning on Lustral
There may be a negative interaction between Lustral and alcohol.
How do I obtain Lustral?
Prescription in the USA
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Sertraline Hcl
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