Zoloft

Active Ingredient(s): Sertraline
FDA Approved: * December 30, 1991
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Zoloft Overview

Sertraline, sold under the brand name Zoloft among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.[9] The efficacy of sertraline for depression is similar to that of other antidepressants, and the differences are mostly confined to side effects. Sertraline is better tolerated than the older tricyclic antidepressants, and it may work better than fluoxetine for some subtypes of depression. Sertraline is effective for panic disorder, socia...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sertraline

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Weight gain from Zoloft?

I would like to know how much weight you can gain on this medication? ## my doctor put me on zoloft and i need to know about weight gain and any side effects it may have ## It really depends on the individual, some people don't gain any weight on it, some people only gain about 10 pounds, and still others continue gaining as long as they take it. According to FDA reports, its other typical side effects may also include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Ref: Zoloft Information The best thing to do is to maintain a healthy, well rounded diet, and get plenty of proper exercise, while you are on it, to help minimize the weight gain side effect. Are you on any other medications?

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Zoloft drug info - good and bad

I want to know everything there is to know about Zoloft good and bad. ## I've been on it, along with a number of other people I know. Hated being on it. Takes too much control of you. Have never met anyone who thought it was good for them. ## I don't have a whole lot to complain about being on it. I never really noticed a difference, but I did find out not to take it within 4 hours of Depakote. It has some very odd side effects. ## I have been taking zoloft for approx. 9 years 100mg daily and it has been very good for me. ## I have been on this for about 3-4 weeks now. I was on Prozac for 15 tears but was having problems again with depression more and he switched me to zoloft 50-75 mg. As needed he said. So far no side affects to say but doing better. Took a leave of absense fro...

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Oval Pink Pill 3 20

I have a pink oval pill, very very small (like the small zoloft pills). It has 3 | 20 on one side, but nothing (or at least nothing I can read) on the other side. It's oval but slightly larger at the middle than the ends. It looks like it's instant release, because it has no coating on it... what is it? ## The only close match I can find has the markings RDY on one side, and the 3 20, separated by a score line, on the other. It is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, and they list as containing 1mg of Glimepiride, which is most commonly used to treat diabetes. NDC: 55111-0320 Does this image look like it? Sometimes, with handling, or if it a tablet has gotten wet, part of the imprint may be rubbed of, or lost. The typical side effects of Glimepiride may include nausea,...

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Taking Zoloft and Welbutren

My Dr.has me on Welbutren and Zoloft but the Zoloft makes me feel like a zombi,and so tired so I just take Welbutren now.What should I tell my Dr.? ## Hello, Jim! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. The FDA does list those symptoms as being possible side effects to Zoloft, when someone is new to taking it. You may also experience dizziness, dry mouth, mood swing and weight changes. However, side effects usually taper off in severity and go away after a month or so, once your body gets used to the medication. As to what to tell you doctor, if you really don't want to take it, because you don't like the way it makes you feel, then just tell them that. You aren't obligated to take anything your doctor prescribes, the final choice on that is alwa...

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psychotic episode from zoloft

Hi, was just wondering if anyone has ever had a psychotic episode from going off of zolfoft, I have and it was pure hell. My kids didn't think they would ever see me again. Please if anyone has had anything close to to this, please let me know of your experience Thanks ## Did you doctor say it was caused by going off the Zoloft? A sudden cessation, if you've been taking it for a long period of time, can cause depression and rebound effects, but a complete psychotic break would be very unusual. ## No my doctor didn't tell me that's what it was from, but my shrink did. Also, another friend of mie had the same thing happen. So yes, it's very common with Zoloft ## I as well had a psychotic episode after being prescribed Zoloft. In 1996, I was 22 and I only took it for 2 ...

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Hair Loss from Zoloft

Has anybody experienced hair loss or thinning after being on zoloft? Nobody has baldness or hair loss in my family and I have been losing hair since I started zoloft. My hair is also getting thinner and I am getting the whole receding hair line thing. My dad and his dad do not even have that nor any of my older brothers. I hate these damned side effects!! ## From what I was able to gather hair loss is not listed as a side effect from taking Zoloft. Are you on any other medications? ## Well if you look at the side effects for zoloft (sentraline) it does say that hair loss is a sign of overdose. That means it DOES have the ability to cause hair loss. The question is at what dose? SSRIs are definitely known to cause hair loss. ## I apologize for that you are right, hair loss is listed as a...

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Zoloft alternatives

Is there a drug like Zoloft that you can buy over the counter? I need something to help me through a couple of days of tough times. ## Hello Johnny, In regards to actual medicine there really isn't going to be anything that is going to be over the counter that you can pick up. The reason for this is that drugs that are used for anti depressant purposes often have both an addictive nature and side effects that can cause suicidal tendencies. What I can say is that there are some "natural supplements" that claim to have anti-depression benefits. If you are just looking to get through a small window where you don't have a prescription filled this may be the best route for you to try. Here are a couple of supplements that I found that are claimed to help. - Sam-e - Tryptophan...

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Zoloft and crying

I have been on 150mg Zoloft for a few years, for anxiety. I haven't had a bad episode of anxiety since I started taking it. But I find that I can't cry. I sometimes tear up slightly, but that's it. Even when my beloved father died, I didn't shed a tear. Has anyone else experienced anything like that? ## Hi Lauribeth, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to NIH, "mood or behavior changes" + "severe mood or mental changes" are both listed as side effects of Zoloft that you should check with your doctor about immediately. They also list "confusion" among a wide variety of other unusual side effects. Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045066/#DDIC601237.side_effects_section Do you feel that the medication is working too well in the sen...

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Zoloft and trouble staying asleep:

I started on Zoloft 3 weeks ago and I went from cutting a 50mg pill in half to increasing it 25 mg each week. I am now on 100 mg. I was prescribed Zoloft for anxiety. I usually take the pill around 7 pm. The first weeks I was absolutely fine the only thing that is persistent is that I would go to sleep and wake up few times a night. I was wondering if this is permanent ? ## No, it should not be a permanent side effect, but it may take a few weeks for it to go away, once you are on one consistent dosage, for awhile. The FDA does warn that this medication might cause REM Onset Latency as a side effect, which means that it can take longer for you to enter the REM phase of sleep and you may not be in it for as long as normal. That can cause a disrupted sleep patter, for awhile. When I'v...

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manufacturer change for zoloft

Is it safe from a foreign country? I'm still a little Leary . ## Hello, Rusti! How are you? If it is available via a U.S. pharmacy, then it has passed the same quality and efficacy standards as all others, regardless of which country it is from. This medication is an SSRI antidepressant which may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've taken 50mg of sertraline for 24 years. During that time, I would periodically try to get off it. But after about 2 days, I would feel myself go down and resumed taking it. It's been quite a while since I've made this attempt again, so more than a week ago I discontinued sertraline (Lupin Pharma) and I don't feel any different than when I took it. My th...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sertraline
  • Concentrate: 20mg/ml
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zoloft: (16 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0049-0050 Zoloft 20 mg/ml Oral Solution, Concentrate by Roerig
  • 0049-4900 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-4910 Zoloft (As Sertraline Hydrochloride) 100 mg Oral Tablet by Roerig
  • 0049-4940 Zoloft 20 mg/ml Oral Solution, Concentrate by Roerig
  • 0049-4950 Zoloft 20 mg/ml Oral Solution, Concentrate by Roerig
  • 0049-4960 Zoloft 25 mg Oral Tablet by Roerig
  • 16590-250 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-251 Zoloft (As Sertraline Hydrochloride) 100 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 49999-292 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-375 Zoloft (As Sertraline Hydrochloride) 100 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 52125-040 Zoloft (As Sertraline Hydrochloride) 100 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 55154-2709 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-409 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 67544-080 Zoloft (As Sertraline Hydrochloride) 100 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 67544-298 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 70518-1913 Zoloft 50 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Sertraline or a similar ingredient: (2 results)