Is there a generic available?
5 Jul 2010
Yes, there are generics of Zoloft available. Zoloft is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
The following pharmaceutical companies manufacturer generic Zoloft (sertraline) in United States:
IVAX SUB TEVA PHARMS, DR REDDYS LABS LTD, TEVA, GENPHARM, MYLAN, ROXANE, APOTEX INC., ZYDUS PHARMS, AUROBINDO PHARMA, PLIVA HRVATSKA DOO, INVAGEN PHARMS, COBALT, LUPIN, TORRENT PHARMS, HIKMA PHARMS, RANBAXY, SUN PHARM INDS, WOCKHARDT, MATRIX LABS LTD, AUSTARPHARMA LLC.
19 Jul 2010
Yes, generic versions are available.
Zoloft was first manufactured by pfizer. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain.
It is used to treat:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
The following manufacturers now make a generic version of zoloft:
Vax Sub Teva Pharms, Dr Reddys Labs Ltd, Teva, Genpharm, Mylan, Roxane, Apotex inc. , Zydus Pharms, Aurobindo Pharma, Pliva Hrvatska Doo, Invagen Pharms, Cobalt, Lupin, Torrent Pharms, Hikma Pharms, Ranbaxy, Sun Pharm Inds, Wockhardt, Matrix Labs Ltd, Austarpharma llc.
Generic zoloft tablets and liquid are available in the following strengths:
sertraline 25 mg tablets
sertraline 50 mg tablets
sertraline 100 mg tablets
sertraline oral concentrate 20 mg per ml.
Is sertraline as good as zoloft?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. Based on test results the fda has assigned an "ab" rating to all the generic sertraline products. This means all the generic sertraline products should be therapeutically equivalent to zoloft. Generic drugs can have different inactive ingredients than their brand name equivalents. This can include dyes, fillers or other ingredients which may cause problems for some people who are sensitive or have allergies.
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