Zoloft (Sertraline) is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). It is also used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Sertraline (Generic) is available in addition to the brand name.
Use Zoloft (sertraline tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all the information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Zoloft (sertraline tablets).
If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
Get medical help right away if you experience any of these more rarer symptoms:
Why is Zoloft prescribed?
Zoloft is an antidepressant used to treat a number of psychiatric disorders including PTSD, OCD, depression, and social anxiety problems.
What if I miss a dose of Zoloft?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.