Is it prescribed for, besides depression, panic disorder?
Yes, Zoloft is the brand name and Sertraline is the generic version and also the active ingredient of this anti-depressant.
What is sertraline?
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, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Hi, misti! sertaline and Zoloft are exactly the same as far as the active drug ingredient however generics may all use different iniert ingredients as fillers ~ cellulose, lactose, soy, etc. Some people are exquisitely sensitive to the most minute quantities of these substances so be on the alert if you take different generics. Your pharmacist will be happy to special order the one that settles well for you.
Best wishes, Wildcat
As Alway Masso and Wildcat pretty much have answered your question well, Just want to add most the generic's nowadays and more so on Zoloft most pharmacies stock the better brands that people do tolerate well it has been out long enough that many of the preferred brands of generic are in stock already so I really would not worry about it at this point. And make sure you take it about the same time each day. what or when the doctor said but continue to take it within a 1/2 to 1 hour at most it is very important to be able to continue to keep the blood level even.
And if you just started it if they did not tell you it is normal to have a few kinds of side effects when you first start it and most of those go away within the first few weeks, If they are too much talk to your doctor and they can give you something to help deal with them.again to get the full benefits of this medication it can take as much as 6 to 8 weeks but you should notice some improvement little by little starting in the 3rd week or so. Hang in there it is well worth the problems you have at the begging. Feel free to write back if you need any more info and one of us well be glad to try and help you.
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