Zoloft (Sertraline): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Zoloft (Sertraline) is an antidepressant and it belongs to the class of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). it is mainly used to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Information about Zoloft:

If the patient has been treated with imidazole and methylene blue injection. A very dangerous interaction occurs when the MAO inhibitor is ingested along with the Sertraline.

Some of the young people have the thoughts of suicide, when it took firstly, your family and caretakers should have to take care of the mood symptoms of the patients. Mood or behavioral changes such as anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, restlessness, hyperactivity, or suicidal thoughts.

Dosage pattern of Zoloft :

Initial dose: it is about 50mg to be taken orally once a day

Maintenance dose: it is about 50-200 mg to be taken orally once a day

Obsessive-compulsive disorder:

Initial dose: it is about 50mg to be taken orally once a day

Maintenance dose: it is about 50-200 mg to be taken orally once a day

Panic disorder:

Initial dose: it is about 50mg to be taken orally once a day

Maintenance dose: it is about 50-200 mg to be taken orally once a day

 Maintenance treatment:

The depression requires several months pharmacological therapy. In one study, patients were subjected randomly to the dose of Sertraline to be taken per day.

MOI inhibitors to treat psychiatric disorders:

At least 14days between discontinuation of a MAOI intended to treat psychiatric disorders and initiation of therapy with Sertraline

Zoloft overdose:

Seek medical emergency for the overdose and the symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Cough
  • Fast breathing

Zoloft Side effects:

Severity: major

  • Sleepiness
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased thirst
  • Lack of energy
  • Lethargy
  • Painful urination
  • Weight gain

Severity: minor

  • Decrease libido (sexual desires)
  • Insomnia
  • Gas
  • Increased sweating
  • Loss of voice
  • Pain in muscle
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Tooth grinding
  • Watering of mouth

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