Zoloft 25 MG

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Zoloft 25 MG

Generic: Sertraline Tablets

Manufacturer: Intas

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$0.42

What is Zoloft 25mg?


Zoloft 25mg is an antidepressant that comes under the group of serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This medication is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults. The main ingredient of this medication is Sertraline which is very potent and works by working on the unbalanced chemicals in the brain that are responsible for the development of the depressive disorder and other mental related disorders. This medication is also beneficial for the management for the obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and pre-menstrual dysphoric diseases. This medication is available at the strength of 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. Sertraline or Zoloft 25mg is available under different types of brand names. This medication is worked in all the depressive disorder. So you should always consult with your doctor before giving this drug to anybody, because it may cause serious complication.

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How does Zoloft 25mg work?

Since this medication is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it has a potency to work on the imbalanced chemicals insight the brain. When the patient takes this medication, it increases the concentration of the neurotransmitter in the brain, known as serotonin. Thus, the increased level of the serotonin improves the patient’s mood, decreases the depressive/panic attack and relieves the other symptoms of the condition. Thus this medication helps keep managing the disease.

What are the indications of Zoloft 25mg?

The medication is indicated in the following major depressive conditions:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disease.
  • Panic disorder.
  • Pre-menstrual dysphoria.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Social anxiety disorder.

What are the contraindications of this medication?

This medication cannot be used in the following conditions:

  • In patients who are allergic to sertraline or any other components of the preparation.
  • In patients who are under MAO inhibitor.
  • The patient who are taking pimozide.
  • This medication should always be avoided in patients who are experiencing any bleeding disorder.

What are the drug interactions of Zoloft 25mg?

Some of the drug interactions of this medication are:

  • Drugs like sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, drugs used in anxiety or seizures can interact with Zoloft 25mg. These medications can cause difficulty in breathing and makes you sleepy.
  • If you are allergic to sertraline or any other ingredient of this medication.
  • Cimetidine
  • Cardiac drugs like digitoxin.
  • Anti-coagulant like warfarin, heparin etc.
  • Drugs used in headache or migraine.
  • Medication used for high blood pressure.
  • Analgesics or pain killer.
  • Anticonvulsions.

Always inform your doctor if you are under any medication to avoid the complication.

What are side effects of Zoloft 25mg?

You should always ask emergency medical help if you catch the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin rash and bumps
  • Swelling of your throat, lips, tongue or face.

Consult with your doctor if you develop the following symptoms:

  • Mood changes.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Feeling impulsive.
  • Hyperactivity
  • Severe depression.
  • Restlessness.
  • Suicidal thought.

Serious side effects:

  • High fever
  • Increased heart beat
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Agitation or difficulty in maintaining postural tone.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Hallucination.
  • Tremors.
  • Memory loss.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Headache.
  • Problem in concentration.
  • Shortness in breathing.

Some commonside effects:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Constipation.
  • Weight loss.
  • Change in appetite.
  • Loss of libido.

What is the dosage of the Zoloft 25mg?

Your doctor will start your dose with a lower dose, then he increase the strength of the dose depending on your requirement. This medication should be taken with food. You should never crush, chew or divide the pill.

For the patients of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder:

The most recommended dose is 50 mg to 200 mg, once in a day, which should be taken with food.

For the patient of panic disorder:

The recommended dose is 25 mg to 200 mg, once in a day.

What should you do if you take an overdose?

Overdose of this medication can cause life threatening condition. So you should be very careful about the dose while you are using this medication. If you think that if you have taken an overdose, go for emergency medical help without any delay.

How should you store this medication?

Always store this medication in room temperature, in a cool and moist free place. Dispose the unused and expired medication in a proper manner. You should always keep this medication out of reach of children and pets.

What are the precautions?

You should always take some precautions while using this medication. Some of the important steps are:

  • Always contact with your doctor immediately if you experience any bleeding disorder like unusual bleeding,easy bruising or any red spots on your skin while taking this drug.
  • You should avoid this medication if you are diabetic. If you need to use this medication, your doctor will monitor you closely.
  • Discontinue this medication if you develop seizure.
  • This medication should be avoided in the patients suffering from kidney or liver disorders.
  • Do not stop this medication suddenly, because it can increase the risk of the side effects. If you are planning to stop the medication, then talk to your doctor regarding this,
  • The patient taking this medication may develop a suicidal thinking or aggressiveness after few weeks of starting the dose. if you notice such symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately.
  • This medication should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation period.
  • Zoloft 25mg is contraindicated in children under the age of 18 years because safety and efficacy is yet not confirmed.
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