Zoloft (Sertraline)

Zoloft is used to treat depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dosage Quantity Price View
10 mg (EU2EU) 30
10 mg (EU2EU) 60
10 mg (EU2EU) 90
10 mg (EU2EU) 120
10 mg (EU2EU) 180

How is it used?

Zoloft is used to treat depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can be used to treat panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD; a severe form of premenstrual syndrome) or social anxiety disorder. Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, which helps improve certain mood problems.

For what conditions or diseases is this medicine prescribed?

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Zoloft is used to treat depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can be used to treat panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD; a severe form of premenstrual syndrome) or social anxiety disorder. Zoloft is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, which helps improve certain mood problems.

DO NOT use Zoloft if

  • are allergic to any ingredient in Zoloft
  • are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (for example phenelzine), selegiline or St. John's wort in the past 14 days
  • you are taking a fenfluramine derivative (eg, dexfenfluramine), an H1 antagonist (eg, astemizole, terfenadine), nefazodone, pimozide, sibutramine, or thioridazine.

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately if any of these apply to you.

Some medical conditions can interact with Zoloft. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you are allergic to medicines, foods or other substances
  • if you or a family member have a history of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive), other mental or mood problems, suicidal thoughts or attempts, or alcohol or substance abuse
  • if you have a history of seizures, heart problems, liver problems, stomach or intestinal bleeding, or metabolism problems
  • if you are dehydrated, have low sodium levels in your blood, or drink alcohol
  • if you are going to receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Some medicines can interact with Zoloft. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following

  • Anorexiants (eg, phentermine), fenfluramine derivatives (eg, dexfenfluramine), linezolid, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), metoclopramide, nefazodone, selegiline, 5-receptor agonists HT1 from serotonin (eg, sumatriptan), sibutramine, St. John's wort, or liner. John's wort, or trazodone because serious side effects can occur, such as a reaction that may include fever, muscle stiffness, changes in blood pressure, mental changes, confusion, irritability, agitation, delirium, and coma
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), aspirin, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen) because they may increase the risk of bleeding, including stomach bleeding
  • Diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because they may increase the risk of high or low sodium levels in the blood
  • Tramadol because it can increase the risk of seizures
  • H1 antagonists (eg, astemizole, terfenadine) or phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine, thioridazine) because serious heart problems, including irregular heartbeat, can occur
  • Carbamazepine or cyproheptadine because they can decrease the effectiveness of Zoloft
  • Aripiprazole, clozapine, digoxin, flecainide, lithium, phenytoin, pimozide, propafenone, risperidone, tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline), or valproate (eg, valproic acid) because the risk of their side effects may be increased with Zoloft .

This may not be a complete list of all the interactions that can occur. Ask your doctor if Zoloft can interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your doctor before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of any medicine.

How should this medicine be used?

Use Zoloft as directed by your doctor.

  • Take Zoloft by mouth with or without food.
  • Taking Zoloft at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
  • Keep taking Zoloft even if you feel fine. Do not skip any doses.
  • Do not stop taking Zoloft suddenly without consulting your doctor. Side effects can occur. They can include mental or mood changes, numbness or tingling of the skin, dizziness, confusion, headache, trouble sleeping, or unusual tiredness. You will be closely monitored when you start taking Zoloft and whenever a dose change is made.
  • If you forget to take a dose of Zoloft, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.

Ask your doctor any questions you have about the use of Zoloft.

What are the side effects that this medicine could cause?

hallucinations

How is Zoloft (Sertraline) stored?

Store Zoloft at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage is allowed at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep Zoloft out of the reach of children and away from pets.

what should I do in case of an overdose?

especially low sodium levels in the blood.

  • Caution is advised when using Zoloft in children; may be more sensitive to its effects
    especially to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts or actions.
  • Zoloft should be used with extreme caution in children under 6 years of age; safety and efficacy in these children has not been confirmed.
  • Zoloft can cause weight changes. Children and adolescents may need regular weight and growth checks while taking Zoloft.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Zoloft may cause fetal harm if used during the last 3 months of pregnancy. if you get pregnant
    Consult your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Zoloft while pregnant. It is not known if Zoloft is found in breast milk. If you are breast-feeding or will breast-feed while using Zoloft
    Consult your doctor. Discuss possible risks to your baby.

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    Important safety information:

    • Zoloft can cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects can be worse if you take it with alcohol or with certain medications. Use Zoloft with caution. Don't drive or perform other potentially unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
    • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Zoloft.
    • Consult your doctor before using medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers) while taking Zoloft; can increase its effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines can cause drowsiness.
    • It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve. DO NOT take more than the recommended dose, change the dose, or use Zoloft for longer than prescribed without consulting your doctor.
    • Children and teens who take Zoloft may be at increased risk for suicidal thoughts or actions. Adults can also be affected. The risk may be higher in patients who have had suicidal thoughts or actions in the past. The risk may also be higher in patients who have had bipolar illness (manic-depressive), or if their relatives have suffered from it. Monitor patients taking Zoloft closely. Contact your doctor immediately if new, worsening, or sudden symptoms appear, such as depressed mood; anxious, restless, or irritable behavior; panic attacks; or any unusual change in mood or behavior. Contact your doctor immediately if any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions appear.
    • If your doctor tells you to stop taking Zoloft, you will need to wait several weeks before starting certain other medicines (for example MAOIs, nefazodone). Ask your doctor when to start taking your new medicines after you have stopped taking Zoloft.
    • In rare cases, Zoloft can cause a prolonged and painful erection. This can happen even when you are not having sex. If this is not treated right away, it could lead to permanent sexual problems like impotence. Contact your doctor immediately if this occurs.
    • Serotonin syndrome is a life-threatening syndrome that can be caused by Zoloft. Your risk may be higher if you take Zoloft with certain other medications (for example, “triptans”
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