A generic version of Zoloft is now available. It is available as Sertraline tablets, which come in three different strengths. Sertraline is also available in a liquid form. Although the active ingredient in generic Zoloft is the same as the brand-name version, the inactive ingredients may vary, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
Is a Generic Version of Zoloft Available?
Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride) is a medication that has been licensed to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
Zoloft was first manufactured by Pfizer. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
Strengths of Generic Zoloft
Generic Zoloft tablets and liquid are available in the following strengths:
- Sertraline 25 mg tablets
- Sertraline 50 mg tablets
- Sertraline 100 mg tablets
- Sertraline oral concentrate 20 mg per mL.
Who Makes It?
Generic Zoloft is made by several different companies, including:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Laboratories
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.
Ask your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the different makers of this generic drug.
Is Generic Sertraline as Good as Zoloft?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then reviews these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic sertraline versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Zoloft.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.