Zoloft® (sertraline hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating depression and other conditions within the brain.
Before you begin taking Zoloft, risks associated with the use of antidepressants should be discussed with your healthcare provider. All antidepressants can increase the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior. Therefore, you should watch for any new symptoms or changes in symptoms and notify your healthcare provider immediately if they occur.
It is also important to watch out for side effects while taking Zoloft. Some of the most common problems that have been reported with this drug include diarrhea, drowsiness, and loss of appetite. Specific risks with Zoloft in children include sinus infection or inflammation, hyperactivity, and fever.
(Click Zoloft Side Effects and Zoloft Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential Zoloft risks, including information on what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)