Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride) is a prescription drug often used for the treatment of depression and other conditions within the brain.
Although most people seem to tolerate this medication well, there are potential Zoloft dangers to be aware of before starting treatment. Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any changes in symptoms or new symptoms (such as extreme hyperactivity, anxiety, or hostility).
There are also a number of side effects that may occur with Zoloft. Those that were most commonly reported during clinical trials included insomnia, nausea, and diarrhea. Some problems, while occurring infrequently, are potentially dangerous and should be reported to your healthcare provider. Seek medical attention if you experience hallucinations, fast heart rate, hives, or unexplained swelling.
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