Sertraline is an antidepressant in the SSRI class.
SSRI medications and other classes of antidepressants, such as tricyclic antidepressants, concluding that the existing evidence indicates sertraline is slightly superior to other antidepressants in terms of its effectiveness.
Do not stop sertraline without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Talk to your doctor about your condition, symptoms, and personal and family medical history. Sertraline is also called by the brand name Lustral. Doses are increased at weekly intervals until the desired response is seen.
These are warning signs of a serious allergic reaction. The elimination half-life of sertraline is approximately 25-26 hours.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Alcohol increases your risk of severe bleeding.
HIV effect and in some cases, toxicity.
Recent research suggests a role for anticonvulsants in the treatment of alcohol dependence beyond their use in withdrawal syndromes.
Postoperative atrial fibrillation is often well tolerated and usually resolves on its own within 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, but it does increase the risk for various complications, including thromboembolic events and ventricular arrhythmias that can compromise hemodynamic status or cause acute congestive heart failure.
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are mental illnesses that share some risk factors and treatments.
Your healthcare provider will want to see you often while you are taking sertraline, especially at the beginning of your treatment. Dose adjustments may be made at intervals of at least one week.
Therefore, patients should not receive treatment with both pimozide and Zoloft.