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Sertraline hydrochloride hcl (Zoloft) side effects


Brand Name: Zoloft

Uses of Sertraline:

Sertraline is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This medication works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain.
This medication has also been used to treat a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder- PMDD) and a sexual function problem in men (premature ejaculation).

How does Sertraline Antidepressant work?

Depressive and anxiety symptoms are the result of a biochemical imbalance in the brain, a disturbance in the brain's chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Sertraline acts on the neurotransmitter serotonin, allowing electrical messages to be processed more smoothly and efficiently. This helps relieve symptoms of depression.

Sertraline Antidepressant Dosage:

A standard dose of Sertraline is 50 to 200 mg per day. It is taken once a day, either in the morning or evening, and may be taken with or without food.

Are there side effects with Sertraline tablet?

Sertraline has a favorable side-effect profile. As with any medication, you may experience some side effects, but with Sertraline, most side effects are mild to moderate, and tend to go away as you continue taking Sertraline.

What do I do if I experience side effects?

Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional if you have any concerns about side effects or if the side effects do not go away. Be patient with your treatment. You should know that most side effects of Sertraline tend to go away within a few weeks.

What to do if you take Overdose of Sertraline hci?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of Sertraline hydrochloride?

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store Sertraline:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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