Zoloft ® 50 mg Tablet


Brand Name : Zoloft ® 50 mg Tablet
Generic Name :

Sertraline 50 mg Tablet

Type of Medicine : Antidepressant
Uses :

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. It may decrease fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It may also reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, and checking) that interfere with daily living. Sertraline is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.

Side Effects :

Nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, increased sweating, diarrhea, upset stomach, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Contraindications :

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby.

Doses Form Available :

Tablet

Dose Available :

Usual Adult Dose for Depression

Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day
Maintenance Dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and acute episodes of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) require several months or longer of sustained pharmacologic therapy.

Uses:
-Treatment of MDD
-Treatment of OCD

Usual Adult Dose for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day
Maintenance Dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and acute episodes of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) require several months or longer of sustained pharmacologic therapy.

Uses:
-Treatment of MDD
-Treatment of OCD

Usual Adult Dose for Panic Disorder

Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day, increased after one week to 50 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
-These conditions generally required several months or longer of sustained pharmacological therapy beyond initial treatment.

Uses:
-Treatment of panic disorder
-Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-Treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD)

Usual Adult Dose for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day, increased after one week to 50 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
-These conditions generally required several months or longer of sustained pharmacological therapy beyond initial treatment.

Uses:
-Treatment of panic disorder
-Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-Treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD)

Usual Adult Dose for Social Anxiety Disorder

Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day, increased after one week to 50 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
-These conditions generally required several months or longer of sustained pharmacological therapy beyond initial treatment.

Uses:
-Treatment of panic disorder
-Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-Treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD)

Usual Adult Dose for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Continuous regimen:
-Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day during the menstrual cycle
-Maintenance dose: 50 to 150 mg orally once a day during the menstrual cycle

Cyclic regimen:
-Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day starting 14 days prior to the anticipated start of menstruation through to the first full day of menses, and repeated with each new cycle
-Maintenance dose: 50 to 100 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-The dose may be increased in increments of 50 mg per menstrual cycle, increased at the onset of each new cycle; dosage adjustments may also include changes between regimens.
-If a 100 mg once daily dose has been established with the cyclic regimen, a titration step of 50 mg per day for three days should be used at the beginning of each dosing period (luteal phase of the menstrual cycle).
-The effectiveness of sertraline for longer than three months has not been systematically evaluated in controlled trials.

Treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

6 to 12 years:
-Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day
-Maintenance dose: 25 to 200 mg orally once a day

13 to 17 years:
-Initial dose: 50 mg orally once a day
-Maintenance dose: 50 to 200 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-The dose may be increased at intervals of at least one week.
-The potential risks versus clinical need should be assessed prior to using this drug in children and adolescents.

Use: Treatment of OCD

Precautions :

Before taking sertraline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: personal or family history of bipolar/manic-depressive disorder, bleeding problems, liver disease, seizure disorder, thyroid disease, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially bleeding, or loss of coordination. Older adults may also be more likely to develop a type of salt imbalance (hyponatremia), especially if they are taking "water pills" (diuretics). Loss of coordination can increase the risk of falling.

Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially loss of appetite and weight loss. Monitor weight and height in children who are taking this drug.
 

Pharmaceuticals : Pfizer Inc.
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