Zoloft (Sertraline)

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What is Zoloft (Sertraline) used for?

Zoloft (Sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) used to treat depression and mood disorders. These include panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Zoloft may also increase your appetite and energy level and help you regain your interest in your daily activities. A decrease in fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and panic attacks may result from this method. As a result, it can also reduce compulsions that interfere with daily activities (such as handwashing, counting, and checking). SSRIs like Zoloft (Sertraline) work by helping the brain to maintain a balance of a particular natural substance (serotonin).

Zoloft (Sertraline) FAQs

How To Use Zoloft (Sertraline)?

Your doctor will tell you to take this medication by mouth once daily. It should be taken either in the morning or evening, with or without food.

Generally, 25 milligrams, 50 milligrams, and 100 milligrams capsules should be taken with food. The 150 mg and 200 mg capsules should be taken as needed. Capsules should be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed. Breaking the capsule will release all the dose at once and increase your risk of side effects.

Medications are available in capsule form only. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for directions on how to take it.

Your doctor may prescribe a low dose and gradually increase it to reduce your risk of side effects. This depends on your medical condition and response to treatment.

For best results, take the medication regularly, at the same time every day, as directed by your doctor. If your doctor recommends you stop taking the drug, they will change your dosing schedule to gradually titrate your dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you find them manageable.

What are the possible side effects of Zoloft (Sertraline)?

The most common side effects of (Sertraline) include:

  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • changes in appetite
  • diarrhea
  • nervousness
  • constipation
  • stomach pain
  • upset stomach
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • weight loss
  • impotence
  • abnormal ejaculation
  • sleep problems (insomnia)
  • decreased sex drive
  • sleepiness
  • difficulty having an orgasm
  • tired feeling
  • skin rash
  • nausea
  • increased risk of bleeding

There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.

Additional information about side effects can be obtained from your physician.

What are Drug Interactions of Zoloft (Sertraline)?

Few known Drug Interactions of Zoloft (Sertraline) are listed below:

  • Seroquel (Quetiapine)
  • Lamictal (Lamotrigine)
  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
  • Omeprazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Klonopin (Clonazepam)
  • Zyrtec (Cetirizine)
  • Adderall (Amphetamine / Dextroamphetamine)
  • Ambien (Zolpidem)
  • Lipitor (Atorvastatin)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Clonazepam
  • Tramadol
  • Trazodone
  • Metformin
  • Gabapentin
  • Xanax (Alprazolam)
  • Aspirin
  • Synthroid (Levothyroxine)
  • Levothyroxine

A complete list of Zoloft (Sertraline) Drug Interactions is not available on this page.

Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Zoloft cost in Canada?

Starting price of Zoloft 25 mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $135.45 USD ($1.35 per capsules)

Starting price of Zoloft 50 mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $237.30 USD ($2.37 per capsules)

Starting price of Zoloft 100 mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $257.25 USD ($2.57 per capsules)

How much is generic equivalent Sertraline cost in Canada?

Starting price of Sertraline 25 mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $10.50 USD ($0.35 per tabs)

Starting price of Sertraline 50 mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $10.50 USD ($0.35 per tabs)

Starting price of Sertraline 100 mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $10.50 USD ($0.35 per tabs)

Do you need a prescription for Zoloft (Sertraline) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Zoloft (Sertraline) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.