Zoloft Drug Information
Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride) is a prescription antidepressant medication approved to treat the following conditions:
- Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Zoloft works by helping to block the reuptake of a chemical in the brain called serotonin.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Zoloft, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. To ensure a safe treatment process, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
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