Zoloft is one of the popular antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women, and although it can be quite useful for treating mood and other symptoms, it is also known to cause weight loss. Why does this happen? The chemical in Zoloft, which is a serotonin precursor, does indeed alter the body’s chemistry in such a way as to result in weight loss. So while Zoloft itself is not particularly harmful, the changes it causes when taken during pregnancy can be.
Zoloft is an antidepressant that acts on the central nervous system and is well known as SSRI. These are classed as anti-depressants and work by altering the actions of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for regulating mood, appetite, libido, sexual function, and heartbeat. Low levels of this chemical can often be found in depressed people, and low birth weight is often an early symptom of depression. However, low birth weight alone does not necessarily mean a patient has depression, or that there will be future problems with depression. Low birth weight is also caused by the lack of nutrients in the mother’s diet, which can also be the result of nutritional deficiencies in her pregnancy.
Both children and mothers are taking Zoloft as their primary medication during their pregnancy may experience some mild changes in their blood chemistry as the drug works its way through the body. Some researchers believe these changes are caused by a shift in the brain’s chemical balance which can affect the serotonin levels in the brain. However, others feel that these levels are normal, and that if there is a change, it is only a slight one, and there are no serious side effects. Serotonin levels can also be affected by other types of antidepressants that are used to treat pregnant women. This means that Zoloft use during pregnancy should be carefully monitored to avoid any possible problems.
As a general rule, women on Zoloft for an extended period of time should not expect to lose more than four pounds in seven weeks, although this can vary. Usually the body will build up some of the excess sugar and fat before losing any weight. The main cause of this is that the levels of both sugar and fat in the blood start to drop gradually with Zoloft intake, but they tend to return to their normal levels within a few weeks. This means that most women on Zoloft for weight loss will gain back most, if not all, of the weight they lost during the course of the treatment. Weight loss is possible, but it is not rapid.
Some women do experience an increase in mood while on Zoloft. While this is often welcome, it does make them more susceptible to depression. Women should also be aware that Zoloft is often prescribed to pregnant women, and they are often prescribed in greater doses than would normally be needed in order to prevent severe depression in them.
Zoloft can cause a range of problems in pregnant women. It can have an effect on the skin, the muscles and the hormones. This can be particularly problematic during the first trimester when these hormones are developing rapidly. Pregnant women are also at an especially high risk of heart problems.
In addition to Zoloft, there are a number of other antidepressants which are often prescribed to pregnant women. Pregnant women should speak to their doctor about other antidepressants, which may have a bad effect on them. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft often cause problems for pregnant women. Estazolam and phenerganide are newer antidepressants, which have fewer side effects. However, they are still likely to have an impact on the heart. Women on Birth Control Pills should never start taking Estazolam or Phenerganide unless they are under the care of their doctor and there are no contraindications.
Women on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) are usually given Prozac and Effexor. These medicines are known to cause anxiety and depression. They also increase the chances of early puberty, which may affect the reproductive system in girls. Pregnant women should discuss all medicines with their physician and should avoid using any product containing Zoloft, fluoxetine, sertraline, tricyclic anti-depressants (TCA), paroxetine, mood stabilizers (SSRI’s), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI’s).