ZOLOFT 100mg (SERTRALIN)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Zoloft (Sertraline) is a popular antidepressant. Doctors usually prescribe it for depression and such conditions as major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic attacks. The drug treats both adults and children.
As any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it works by balancing serotonin levels in the brain. Therefore, boosts your mood and energy, and improves your sleep and appetite. At the same time it decreases anxiety, fear, and suicidal thoughts.
Sertraline is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It may decrease fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It may also reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, and checking) that interfere with daily living. Sertraline is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Common side effects include:
-sleep problems (insomnia)
-changes in appetite
-decreased sex drive
-difficulty having an orgasm
-dry mouth, and
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Zoloft including:
-very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
-agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors;
-nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination;
-trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing, or -breathing that stops.
The dosage depends on your medical condition, and may be increased gradually for your safety.
For example, normal dose for major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults is 50 mg Zoloft daily. Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, or panic attacks usually take 25 mg Zoloft daily for a week, and then increase the dose to 50 mg per day.