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I am currently on 50mlg of Zoloft daily. I have a bad cold with a cough. My doctor prescribed Bromfed DM to take. I am a 26 year old female; blood pressure stays around 120/81. Is it safe to take Bromfed with my Zoloft and if I were to mix the two what would be the side effects?

The only problem is with the DM part of the Bromfed DM (brompheniramine, pseudoephedrine, dextromthorphan). When used with Zoloft (sertraline) there may be an increase in likelihood or severity of side effects. These drugs may be used together with caution.

This combination may increase the risk of confusion, increased blood pressure or heart rate, loss of coordination, restlessness, sweating, tremor, vomiting, or other side effects. Report any increased side effects to your health care professional. Do not exceed recommended doses of cough products containing dextromethorphan, and report any troublesome effects that occur. 

Many non-prescription cough products contain dextromethorphan; read labels carefully before taking any product. The pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) part of the Bromfed DM may also increase the blood pressure.

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