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.
What is Zoloft?
Zoloft (sertraline) is in a class of medicines known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
How do Zoloft work?
Zoloft, a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) works by controlling levels of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain.
When was Zoloft approved and who made it?
Zoloft is made by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991.
Are there any special instructions for taking Zoloft?
When taking Zoloft oral concentrate, dilute it in only cup of water, ginger ale, lemon/lime soda, or orange juice and take it immediately after mixing.
Who should not take Zoloft?
Zoloft is not to be taken with other drugs that treat depression, called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if someone has stopped taking an MAOI in the last 14 days.
Are there any side effects associated with Zoloft?
Some of the side effects associated with use of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, and sleepiness.