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What should I avoid while taking sertraline?

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how you react to sertraline. Avoid alcohol while taking sertraline, as alcohol can worsen side effects.
Before taking sertraline while pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the medication. Sertraline can cause lung problems in newborns.
Do not take a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor while using sertraline or two weeks before or after taking sertraline. Talk to your doctor before combining sertraline with medications that can affect your sertraline dose, including pimozide, sedatives, sleeping pills, other antidepressants, aspirin and NSAIDs, blood thinners, tranquilizers, and medications for anxiety, mental illness, seizures, irregular heartbeat, and Parkinson's disease. Do not take sertraline if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

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