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suicidal idealizations - Zoloft dosage and usage

In November my 12 year old son was prescribed 75 milligrams of Zoloft. He experienced lack of appetite, nausea, and suicidal idealizations. I contacted his provider and was told to stop giving Zoloft to him. Is this the correct dosage for him? Was I right in stopping the medication? Thanks, Earl Baumann
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replied January 19th, 2015
Well you certainly should not be giving him Zoloft! This is not for children his age unless they are ocd. Really? Three times the dosage that they recommend. I would talk with the doctor that issued it to him. Sometimes they think the more medicine the merrier. Just my 2 cents. Glenda.
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replied July 21st, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.75 mg is too much of a dose to start with for a 12 yrs old. Your doctor was right in stopping it. Suicidal ideation is a side effect of zoloft. Let them decide how to proceed from there. Your child will need help of a psychologist to control the symptoms.



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