Sertraline Depression Medications

General information about sertraline

Sertraline hydrochloride is commonly known as Zoloft which is its brand name. It is a very popular antidepressant of the SSRI class. It was launched in the market in the year 1991 by the brand Pfizer. Sertraline is very commonly used to care for those people who suffer from major clinical depression and it is generally seen in adult patients, societal anxiousness disorders which are shown in every age scale of people. In the year 2007, Sertraline was the most prescribed drug in the United States of America.

Efficaciousness of sertraline as antidepressant is very much like the tricyclic drugs which were given for depression during the older days. The side effects of sertraline are less than that of the drugs which were prescribed earlier. Sertraline is one of the prescribed medicines for panic disorders, but it provides only small amount of relief in case of societal phobia as well as post traumatic tenseness disorder.

Sertraline is one of the best available drugs in the market and it can also prove to be better than Prozac, in some cases of depression. Most of the drugs which are available in the market are rated according to the side effects posed by the drug on the people.

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