Zoloft is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is sometimes used off-label to treat narcolepsy. Zoloft is also known by its drug name, sertraline.
Zoloft is an antidepressant. Zoloft is a member of a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). Zoloft is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Zoloft is taken once per day.
Zoloft comes in tablet and oral concentration forms.
The FDA-approved label for Zoloft lists common side effects including nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, decreased appetite, tremor, ejaculation failure, decreased libido, and increased sweating.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Zoloft include suicidal thoughts or behaviors, serotonin syndrome, increased bleeding, activation of mania, and glaucoma.
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Zoloft — RxList