Zoloft (Sertraline)

Zoloft® zoloft sertraline
(generic: Sertraline)

Sertraline is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic or anxiety, obsessive or compulsive symptoms, or other psychiatric symptoms.

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia.


What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed Zoloft dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a sertraline overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, seizures, agitation, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils.


What are possible side effects of Venlafaxine?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking sertraline and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

  • an irregular heartbeat or pulse;

  • low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness);

  • high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); or

  • chills or fever.


If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking sertraline and talk to your doctor:

  • headache;

  • tremor, nervousness, or anxiety;

  • nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight;

  • sleepiness or insomnia; or

  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.


Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.








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