Zoloft, a brand name for sertraline, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health disorders.
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Sertraline’s history dates back to the early 1970s with the invention by Reinhard Sarges, a Pfizer chemist, of a new psychoactive compounds. By 1991, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medical use of sertraline based on the Psychopharmacological Drugs Advisory Committee’s recommendation.
In 2002, the FDA approved its use for children 6 years old and up with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Previously, it was only approved for use in adults 18 years old and up. The FDA has added warning on the label regarding the possible suicidal behavior of patients 18 to 24 years old.
Zoloft is used as an adjunct treatment for:
- Depression in adults
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adults usually in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy for better results, as well as in the treatment of Tourette syndrome when co-morbid with OCD
- Panic disorder by decreasing the frequency of attacks and, thus, improving quality of life
- Social phobia in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy produces better response in children
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder particularly in alleviating its symptoms
Doctors also prescribe Zoloft as adjunct treatment for vascular headaches and premature ejaculation, usually as off-label.
Take Zoloft at the same time each day preferably although it can be taken with or without food. Follow the recommended dosage and duration for best results.
Dilute the liquid form before taking it and use a measuring cup or spoon to get the correct dose. The liquid form can also be mixed with four ounces of water, orange juice, ginger ale, lemonade, or lemon or lime soda; no other liquids can be mixed with it.