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I have diagnosed with OCD(only Obsession's not compulsions), social anxiety, panic attacks. I visit a psychiatrist who prescribed me Sertraline 50 mg 1 tab per day after launch for for first 20 days , thereafter 2 tabs per day after launch for next 10 days alongwith CBT and exercise. I am a Chartered accountancy student. So I want to know that is this tablet cause memory loss? What are the side effects of this SERTRALINE? Which is the min period for which I must continue this tab if I start to take? Pls ans
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Hello. Sertraline is one of the safer tablets for OCD. Side effects are similar to that of any tablets like gastric upset, acid reflux. Some people may have a mild headache for a few days. An increase in anxiety in the first few days may also occur. One of the very rare side effects is triggering of suicidal thoughts but i have seen one case of this in my 10 years of experience.  Sertraline does not cause any memory changes as far as i am aware. OCD is best treated with both meds and therapy. Meds will continue at least for 1 year but may extend further depending on response.
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Talk to your psychiatrist clearly about your concerns as if you are worried about the meds, the efficacy of the treatment will decrease.
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Please dont skip or stop meds without the psychiatrist's advice.
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