Sertraline is indicated for the treatment of: Major depressive episodes. Prevention of recurrence of major depressive episodes. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults and paediatric patients aged 6-17 years. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Depression and OCD Sertraline treatment should be started at a dose of 50 mg/day. Panic Disorder, PTSD, and Social Anxiety Disorder Therapy should be initiated at 25 mg/day. After one week, the dose should be increased to 50 mg once daily. This dosage regimen has been shown to reduce the frequency of early treatment emergent side effects characteristic of panic disorder. Depression, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and PTSD Patients not responding to a 50 mg dose may benefit from dose increases. Dose changes should be made in steps of 50 mg at intervals of at least one week, up to a maximum of 200 mg/day. Board-certified physicians medically review Drugwatch content to ensure its accuracy and quality. Drugwatch partners with Physicians’ Review Network Inc. PRN is a nationally recognized leader in providing independent medical reviews. Reviewer specialties include internal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedic surgery and psychiatry. Zoloft (sertraline chloride) is one of the most popular SSRI antidepressants on the market. Pfizer developed and marketed Zoloft as a safer alternative with fewer side effects and withdrawal symptoms than competitor drugs such as Eli Lilly’s Prozac. Zoloft treats a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, but it may also cause birth defects, suicidal thoughts, autism and withdrawal symptoms. under the brand name Lustral, and it took nine years for Americans to gain access to it. In that same year, it was the sixth most prescribed brand-name prescription medication, grossing nearly $ 3.3 billion. Board-certified physicians medically review Drugwatch content to ensure its accuracy and quality. By 2005, Zoloft was the most popularly prescribed antidepressant on the U. Pfizer lost the Zoloft patent in 2006, but announced that it would manufacture a generic version through its Greenstone division.
Zoloft is the brand name of the generic medication sertraline hydrochloride. Zoloft is a prescription medication used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and other serious mental health problems. Manufactured by Pfizer, Zoloft has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD) since 2003 and is the only medication approved for long-term treatment. You must combine the liquid form of Zoloft with one of the following before use: water, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, lemonade or orange juice. Combine the prescribed amount of medication with one half cup of the chosen liquid, and be sure to prepare each dose immediately before you take it, not in advance. In general, Zoloft is taken once daily, with or without food. If you forget to take a daily dose, take it when you remember. Sertraline Tablets is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of depressive illness, including accompanying symptoms of anxiety. Following satisfactory response, continuation with Sertraline Tablets therapy is effective in preventing relapse of the initial episode of depression or recurrence of further depressive episodes, including accompanying symptoms of anxiety. Sertraline Tablets is also indicated for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Following initial response, Sertraline Tablets has been associated with sustained efficacy, safety and tolerability in up to two years treatment of OCD. Clinical trials in PTSD demonstrated efficacy in female patients but no evidence of efficacy was seen in males. Treatment with Sertraline Tablets cannot normally therefore be recommended for male patients with PTSD. A therapeutic trial in males might on occasion be justified, but treatment should subsequently be withdrawn unless there is clear evidence of therapeutic benefit.
Zoloft is the brand name of sertraline, an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. Zoloft is in a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs. Sertraline is a prescription drug that is often used to treat depression, panic disorders, and OCD. This eMedTV resource explains how sertraline works, discusses conditions it is used to treat, and provides tips for how and when to take the drug.