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Drug Information

What is Sertraline used for?

Sertraline is used for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Sertraline may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Sertraline work?

Sertraline belongs to the class of drugs called as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This drug acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin at the presynaptic membrane. This increases the concentration of serotonin in the central nervous system, which aids in numerous functional changes.

How to take Sertraline?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Sertraline as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Sertraline, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Sertraline?

Drugs that interact with Sertraline include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Amiodarone
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Disulfiram
  • Dolasetron
  • Fentanyl
  • Guaifenesin
  • Palonosetron
  • Selegiline
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Sertraline?

The following are the most common side effects of Sertraline:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Loose stool
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Sour stomach

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Convulsions
  • Drowsiness
  • Fever
  • Increased sweating
  • Lack of energy
  • Decreased sexual desire

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Sertraline?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Sertraline or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Sertraline.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Sertraline.

You are advised not to take Sertraline if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Sertraline?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of the bleeding problem, thyroid diseases, and seizure disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently asked questions about Sertraline

  1. What are the overdose symptoms of Sertraline?
  2. The overdose symptoms of Sertraline include severe dizziness and vomiting. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  3. What are the contraindications of Sertraline?
  4. Sertraline is contraindicated in patients with maniac-depression, seizures, weight loss, closed-angle glaucoma and liver problems.

  5. Can I consume alcohol while taking Sertraline?
  6. No, it is not advised to consume alcohol while taking Sertraline as it may increase the side effects of the drug.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Sertraline?
  8. Yes, it is advised to undergo liver function tests while taking Sertraline.


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