Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders (including panic disorder and social anxiety disorder), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). You should not use sertraline if you also take pimozide, or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection. Do not use sertraline if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. Some children and young adults have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor. Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of Sertraline hydrochloride or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. Short-term studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults beyond age 24; there was a reduction in risk with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults aged 65 and older. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. Sertraline hydrochloride tablets are not approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder in pediatric patients.
Sertraline belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Sertraline works by affecting the balance of chemicals in the brain. Specifically, it increases the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. Increased serotonin levels can help improve mood, reduce panic attacks, and treat OCD. Although improvements may occur earlier, the full response to the medication may not appear until after 4 weeks of treatment or longer. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Sertraline Tablets is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of depressive illness, including accompanying symptoms of anxiety. Following satisfactory response, continuation with Sertraline Tablets therapy is effective in preventing relapse of the initial episode of depression or recurrence of further depressive episodes, including accompanying symptoms of anxiety. Sertraline Tablets is also indicated for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Following initial response, Sertraline Tablets has been associated with sustained efficacy, safety and tolerability in up to two years treatment of OCD. Clinical trials in PTSD demonstrated efficacy in female patients but no evidence of efficacy was seen in males. Treatment with Sertraline Tablets cannot normally therefore be recommended for male patients with PTSD. A therapeutic trial in males might on occasion be justified, but treatment should subsequently be withdrawn unless there is clear evidence of therapeutic benefit.
Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication (especially for people younger than 25), even if treatment is not for a mental/mood condition. Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed. Show More Sertraline is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. Sertralin ist eine tricyclische chemische Verbindung, die zu den Halogenaromaten und Aminen zählt. Als Antidepressivum aus der Gruppe der selektiven Serotonin-Wiederaufnahmehemmer (SSRI) wird die Substanz gegen Depressionen, Angststörungen, Panikstörungen, posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen und Zwangsstörungen angewendet. Im Jahr 2009 hat das Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (Bf Ar M) den Indikationsbereich von Sertralin deutlich erweitert. Sertralin kann bereits bei der ersten Einnahme antriebssteigernd wirken (aber auch Unruhe und Schwitzen verstärken). Nach frühestens sieben Tagen setzt die stimmungsaufhellende Wirkung ein. Die Einnahme von Sertralin sollte nach Möglichkeit am Morgen erfolgen, da das Medikament antriebssteigernd wirkt; die Einnahme ist jedoch nicht von den Mahlzeiten abhängig. Dieser Effekt baut sich dann während der danach folgenden 7–21 Tage aus. Die verwendeten Dosierungen in den Tabletten richten sich nach der Erkrankung und betragen 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg pro Tablette. Die Verabreichung von Sertralin erfolgt ausschließlich als Filmtablette oral, wobei Sertralin-hydrochlorid verwendet wird. Die zulässige Maximaldosis beträgt 200 mg Sertralin pro Tag, wobei die Einnahme mahlzeitenunabhängig als morgendliche oder abendliche Einmalgabe erfolgt.
Pictures of Zoloft Sertraline Hcl, drug imprint information, side effects for the patient. Oct 28, 2014. Zoloft Sertraline is an antidepressant primarily used to treat major depressive disorders. Sertraline 100 mg-APO, yellow, oval. Zoloft 100 mg.