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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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.
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