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.