Zoloft (Sertraline) Description
Sertraline is utilized to deal with depression, different anxiety disorders, and, less typically, to deal with premature ejaculation. Zoloft may improve your mood, energy level, sleep, and hunger and may assist bring back your interest in daily activities. It might decrease fear, anxiety, undesirable ideas, and the frequency of panic attacks. It is an antidepressant medication coming from a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and is one of the widely-used antidepressants offered. This drug acts by helping to bring back the balance of a specific natural compound (serotonin) in the brain. Typical adverse effects include diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, and some forms of insomnia. Severe adverse effects consist of an increased risk of suicide in those under 25 years old and serotonin syndrome. It is not known if use throughout pregnancy or breastfeeding is safe. Sertraline is available in tablets for oral usage consisting of 25, 50 and 100 mg of active component. Zoloft (Sertraline) oral solution are offered in a multidose 60 mL bottle. Each mL of solution includes 20 mg of sertraline. Take this medicine by mouth as instructed by your physician, usually once daily either before afternoon or night. The tablet type of this drug may be taken with or without food.
Always remember to consult your physician first even if you have currently read the direction very carefully and you are sure this drug will finally halp you.
Zoloft 100mg Pills (Generic)
Zoloft 50mg Pills (Generic)
Zoloft 25mg Pills (Generic)
Generic Zoloft is prescribed for depression, panic disorder, OCD (obsessive - compulsive disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Being a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it restores the balance of chemicals in the brain that cause psychotic conditions.
Generic Zoloft should be taken orally once per day, during meals or otherwise. Follow your doctor’s instructions concerning the dosage, which will depend on your individual health conditions. Take the medication at a pre-defined time of the day. Do not stop the course without prior medical consult even if you start feeling better.
If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help.
Common side effects of using Generic Zoloft include headache, nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, mouth dryness, sleepiness, dizziness or upset stomach. If any of these persist or become bothersome, contact your doctor immediately.
Contact a medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: lack of appetite, rapid weight loss, mood swings, increased perspiration, hot flushes, tiredness, tremors, reduced libido or sex performance, vision changes, painful or prolonged erection, loss of consciousness, uneven heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, ringing in the ears and seizures.
Tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have or had kidney or liver disease, seizures, heart disorders or allergies. Do not drive or engage in other activities that require alertness after taking this medication, as it may cause a drowsy effect.
Elderly patients should use Generic Zoloft with caution, as they are more sensitive to its side effects. Pregnant and breast-feeding women are not recommended to take this medication without prior medical consult. Generic Zoloft can pass into breast milk.
Certain medications may interact with Generic Zoloft causing a fatal effect. Do not take MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) 2 weeks before or after Generic Zoloft and without a prior medical consult.
Avoid combining this medication with weight loss medications (sibutramine, phentermine), terfenadine or astemizole.
Notify your medical specialist about all other medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications, dietary supplements and herbal products, especially: SSRI antidepressants (citalopram, fluoxetine), nefazodone, venlafaxine, triptan migraine drugs (sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), tramadol, tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, nortriptyline), cimetidine, flecainide, propafenone, clozapine, trazodone, lithium, tryptophan or blood thinners (e.g., warfarin).
Speak to your doctor if you are taking any medication with a sleepy effect, such as sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine), anti-seizure medications (e.g., carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), heart rhythm medications such as dofetilide, pimozide, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide, sparfloxacin or "water pills" (furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide).
Do not take any other medications without prior medical consult.
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you have missed.
Generic Zoloft should be stored between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) away from light and moisture, out of reach of children and pets. Do not store the medication in the bathroom.