Will drinking a few beers on sertraline be a problem?

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Simple question, can you drink beer while taking sertraline? I’m not talking about getting drunk, just 3-4 beers watching the game with the boys sort of thing!! Any feedback would be appreciated thanks! 

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    I've never had any problems with it but then I normally only ever have a couple of beers with food. The patient information I have for both batches of Sertraline advises not to take with alcohol but reading up on it, it seems it will just make you sleepy or unsteady on your feet. Which is how alcohol usually effects me wink Hope this helps.

    • Posted

      Lol, I was going to say that’s no different then how beer effects me anyway!! Thanks for the response. 
  • Posted

    Hi Joe, you should be fine as long as you take it easy. I am taking Sertraline due to anxiety and when I first started the meds I was terrified of drinking in case something awful happened but when I tried it I was fine. I just took it easy to start with as I read you can get drunk quicker on Sertraline but after gradually easing myself in I haven't noticed any difference compared to before I started the meds. Enjoy! Xx

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      Thanks Laura, I’m just like you were I’m kind of apprehensive because of something bad working against the sertraline but it’s good to hear in moderation it should be no problem! Thank you
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    My doctor said it was ok to drink on them and online it says if you drink alcohol you can carry on drinking. I’ve been fine when I drink on them not any different at all.
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      Thanks Mandy, I kind of figured as much especially if it’s in moderation but it’s always good to get feedback from others. Thanks for your reply. 

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