Zoloft (Sertraline HCl)
Sertraline HCL or Zoloft is a type of antidepressant and it is popularly known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. It is the approved medication for disorders related to social anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disorders related to panic, premenstrual dysphoric disorder in adults over eighteen years of age and the posttraumatic stress disorder.
Zoloft is also been approved as the medication for the OCD in children between the age of six to seventeen years.
Sertraline HCL or Zoloft is also approved by the U.S. food and drug administration for the treatment of critical depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and the panic disorder.
Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical of the brain which helps to reduce the symptoms of depression or anxiety. Zoloft Initiates the balance of Serotonin in the brains and thereby reduces the hypertension.
Sertraline does not go well with the oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) like the phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate) or isocarboxazid (Marplan) and therefore should not be taken it is for two weeks after taking any of the above mentioned treatments. Pimozide (Orap) shouldn’t be taken along with Sertraline either.
You will need to inform the doctor if you are ailing from any diseases are connected with liver and kidney and also if you are suffering from seizures.
It would be wise to discuss with the doctor if you are having suicidal thoughts or if you are suffering from any kind of mania.
Treatment of Sertraline or pregnant women or on the women who are breast-feeding will need to be taken only with the doctor’s consent after a thorough checkup.
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