Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions. In 2014, 6.7% of US adults suffered from at least one depressive episode. Few patients actually discuss depression symptoms with their doctors. Instead, two-thirds of patients with depression present with what are known as somatic symptoms. Somatic symptoms are physical illnesses that cannot be explained by a general medical condition, and can present as, headache, back problems, or chronic pain. After diagnosing depression, the physician may prescribe an antidepressant that will best help the patient while minimizing side effects.
Antidepressants such as Zoloft offer relief for over 100 million people around the world who have depression, but before taking sertraline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems, liver disease, seizure disorder, thyroid disease, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
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Zoloft dosage depends on the condition being treated. Drug interactions and warnings include interactions with MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) antidepressant drugs, Tagamet (cimetidine), Orap (pimozide), and Coumadin (warfarin). Zoloft use during pregnancy may lead to adverse effects in the newborn. It is unknown if Zoloft passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. In some patients, if Zoloft is discontinued abruptly, withdrawal side effects include abdominal cramps, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, and memory impairment.
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