A patient is prescribed sertraline for the treatment of depression. Which of the following common side effects of sertraline should the nurse include in the patient's education?


•Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

•Commone side effects of SSRIs include weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, and dry mouth.

•Tremors and chills are symptoms of serotonin syndrome and not common side effects associated with SSRIs.

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