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Frequently Asked Questions

Does River Pharmacy sell Zoloft also known as sertraline?

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In North America the medication sertraline is manufactured by Pfizer and has a trade or common name of Zoloft. In India Pfizer manufactures this medicine and calls it Daxid. It is important to note that the drug or medication is sertraline and the trade names for this product are Zoloft and Daxid. Many other manufacturers market this product under different trade names.

Antidepressant medications such as sertraline are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental and mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal  thoughts and attempts and provide other important benefits as well. However, studies have shown that a small number of people, especially those people younger than 25, who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental or mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts or attempts. Therefore, it is quite important to talk with a physician about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication, especially for people under 25, even if the treatment is not for a mental or mood condition.


Additional Information

More information from the Mayo Clinic:

Sertraline is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder.

More information from Drugs.com:

Do not use sertraline if you are using pimozide (Orap), or an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam). Serious and sometimes fatal reactions can occur when these medicines are taken with sertraline. You must wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAO inhibitor before you can take this medicine. After you stop taking sertraline, you must wait at least 14 days before you start taking an MAOI.

More information from Medline Plus:

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). It is also used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

Sertraline comes as a tablet and a concentrate (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once daily in the morning or evening. To treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, sertraline is taken once a day, either every day of the month or on certain days of the month. Take sertraline at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take sertraline exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.