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Brand name: Zoloft

Zoloft is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient sertraline. It is available only with a doctor’s prescription.

Zoloft belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Zoloft increases the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain involved in controlling mood.

Zoloft is used to treat mental health conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and social phobia, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Women with PMDD experience mood symptoms before their period that affect their daily lives.

Zoloft tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: sertraline

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zoloft 50 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Children and Adolescents: ZOLOFT (sertraline hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of children (aged 6 years of age and older) and adolescents with OCD. Adults: ZOLOFT (sertraline hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder. ZOLOFT (sertraline hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of social phobia (social anxiety disorder) and the prevention of its relapse. ZOLOFT (sertraline hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as defined by DSM-IV criteria.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White filmed coated capsular shaped scored tablet with the Pfizer logo on one side and the code ZLT-50 on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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