Zoloft is a medicinal drug used to treat conditions like depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. It has an active component Sertraline Hydrochloride, which is an antipsychotic medication. This medication has been manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Roerig (Pfizer Inc). It is available in dosages like 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.
Manufacturer: Roerig (Pfizer Inc)
Active Ingredient: This medicine has active ingredient Sertraline Hydrochloride, which is a synthetic derivative of naphthalenamine with anti-serotoninergic and anti-depressant properties. It inhibits the neuronal uptake of serotonin, maximizing serotonin levels in the CNS. This active ingredient is hydrochloride leading from the reaction of equimolar amounts of sertraline and hydrogen chloride. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that acts as an antidepressant for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. It plays the role of a serotonin uptake inhibitor and an antidepressant.
Indications: Sertraline hydrochloride composed of medicine is indicated to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder or social phobia, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
Zoloft may improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. It may help to restore interest in daily living. It decreases fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It reduces the urge to perform repeated tasks, compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, and checking that interfere with daily living. This medicine is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medicine is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Dosages: This antidepressant medicine is composed as a conventional tablet for oral administration in dosages as mentioned below:
- 25 mg: It should be taken once a day either in the morning or evening as directed by the doctor
- 50 mg: It is to be consumed once a day exactly as advised by the doctor
- 100 mg: This medicine should be consumed once a day in the morning with or without food as directed by the doctor
Note: Seek medical help immediately if experienced serotonin syndrome, like agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.