WARNING: Don't do this!
Serotonin is a hormone found in the human body that transmits signals between nerve cells and causes blood vessels to narrow. According to the Britannica Online Encyclopedia, serotonin is also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine. It is most concentrated in the midbrain and hypothalamus areas of the brain, but it is also found in intestinal tissue, blood platelets and the mast cells of the immune system.
Do not take ZOLOFT if you:
Take a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), including linezolid or methylene blue, or if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks. Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping ZOLOFT. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI
Take Orap® (pimozide)
Are allergic to sertraline or any of the inactive ingredients in ZOLOFT
Do not take the ZOLOFT liquid formulation if you take Antabuse® (disulfiram) due to the alcohol content of the liquid form of ZOLOFT.
Call a doctor right away if you or a person you know who is taking ZOLOFT has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying; attempts to commit suicide; new or worse depression; new or worse anxiety or panic attacks; feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable; trouble sleeping; acting aggressive or violent; acting on dangerous impulses; an increase in activity or talking from what is normal for you (mania); or any other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
Before taking ZOLOFT, tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take or plan to take including: those to treat migraines, psychiatric disorders (including other antidepressants or amphetamines) to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome; aspirin, other NSAID pain relievers, or blood thinners because they may increase the risk of bleeding.
Tell your doctor immediately if you:
Become severely ill and have some …