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What is Zoloft?
Zoloft belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Its generic name is Sertraline and is an antidepressant medication used to treat a wide range of mental disorders. Also, Zoloft is efficient in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric syndrome and is sometimes used to improve sleep in humans. Zoloft tablets come in different colors, depending on the dose. Each tablet has its specific dose in milligrams and "Zoloft" clearly inscribed on it.
How Does Zoloft Work?
There are certain biological chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. An example is Serotonin, which is essential for several functions/activities like sleep, mood, and sexual desire. It is believed that a drop in serotonin levels causes depression, mood swings, lack of sexual desire, and a lot more.
Zoloft, being a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, ensures that there is a balance in the levels of serotonin between the brain and nerves. Also, it makes sure they are adequate in the blood for overall mental health.
How to Use Zoloft?
You should take Zoloft judiciously, following your physician's prescription. The drug is consumed orally at a particular time every day with or without a meal. You should take care not to chew or break the tablets. Instead, swallow it whole with enough water.
Additionally, you should consider consulting your doctor before quitting Zoloft therapy even when it appears that you have recovered. Stopping abruptly can make you experience unwanted symptoms like electric shock sensations, confusion, tingling sensation, or agitations.
Patients should heed the following precautions before and while consuming Zoloft:
- Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are taking pimozide or have experienced Sertraline allergies.
- To confirm the medication is safe for you, inform the physician about any recent history of:
- Liver or kidney disorders
- Use of Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors in the last 2 weeks
- Allergies to food dyes or aspirin
- Bleeding disorders
- Sexual disorders
- Cardiomyopathies like hypertension or stroke
- Prolonged QT
- Hyponatremia (decrease in blood sodium levels)
- Manic depression
- Inform your doctor whether you are pregnant or about to get pregnant while using Zoloft. The medication should only be used during pregnancy when the benefits outweigh the risks.
- Your physician will determine whether it is safe for you to breastfeed while using Zoloft.
The dose you will consume depends on your condition and the health of your kidneys and liver. A general guideline on the dosage for some disorders is mentioned below.
Obstructive compulsive disorder
The recommended starting dose is 50 mg per day for 1 week. The physician may increase it by 25 mg per day weekly. However, you should not exceed 200 mg per day.
Major depressive disorder
The initial dose is 50 mg for seven days after which it is increased weekly by 25 mg daily if necessary. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 200 mg
Post-menstrual dysphoric disorder
The physician may administer a continuous or intermittent dose for the condition. Continuous dosing entails ingesting 50 mg daily throughout your menstrual cycle and an increment of 50 mg weekly as your cycle progresses if necessary.
On the other hand, intermittent dosing consists of an initial 50 mg daily throughout the luteal phase. It is increased by 100 mg/day in the next cycle and in the subsequent (3rd straight cycle), a 50 mg daily dose for days 1-3 followed by 100 mg/day for the remaining days of the cycle.
Panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder
The initial dose is 25 mg daily in the first week. It is increased by 25 mg every week throughout treatment. It should, however, not exceed a maximum dose of 200 mg per day.
Zoloft Side Effects
The common side effects that have been observed in Zoloft users are:
- Allergic reactions like hives
- Joint pains
- Difficulty in breathing
- Edema of the face, lips, or joints
Although other Zoloft side effects are mild, you should report to your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Hyponatremia associated with headache and confusion
- Decrease in sexual desire/drive
- Loss of appetite
- Problems with ejaculation
- Constipation and dyspepsia
- Dry mouth
Zoloft interacts with over 600 drugs, 10 disease conditions, and alcohol. A short list of the major drug interactions are listed below.
- Wellbutrin SR
- Abilify and
Zoloft interacts with the following disease conditions:
- Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIAHS)
- Renal disorders
- Seizures disorders
- Platelets disorders
- Weight loss and
- Liver dysfunction
Note: Ingesting Zoloft and alcohol at the same time can cause dizziness and loss of coordination. It is advised that you limit or stop alcohol intake while on Zoloft therapy.
Missed Dose, Overdose, and Storage
If you miss your dose, ensure you take it as soon as you can remember. If you suspect an overdose, call 911 or the poison control center in your area. Also, Zoloft should be stored in a dry place away from children and pets.