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Zoloft ®

Generic Name: Sertraline (SER-tra-leen)

Drug Class: Antidepressant, SSRI

Contents

Drug Uses

This medicine is used to treat depression, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sertraline is also approved for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Your doctor may use this medicine to treat other conditions as well.

General Information

This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.

How it Works

This drug relieves depression by slowly restoring a chemical in the brain (serotonin) to normal levels. Proper levels of serotonin are necessary for our well-being.

How to Take It

Follow the instructions that you doctor has given you. This medicine should be taken regularly and continuously the same time every day. This medicine is taken orally and may be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.

Possible Side Effects

Warnings/Precautions

Overdose

Drug Interactions

Missed Dose

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.

Pregnancy/Nursing

Adequate studies of pregnant women are not available. Talk to your doctor before using this medicine. Sertraline is detected in breast milk. Discuss breast feeding with your doctor.

More Information

For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.

 

Copyright © 2004 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. Information expires March 1, 2005. Published March 1, 2004.

This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen.
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