Sertraline Hydrochloride is used as the main active component with anti-serotoninergic and anti-depressant properties. This active component selectively inhibits the neuronal uptake of serotonin, maximizing serotonin levels in the CNS. This factor is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that acts as an antidepressant for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Class of Drugs – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C17H18Cl3N
Molecular Weight - 342.7 g/mol
Working: This active ingredient belongs to a group of drugs known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Sertraline Hydrochloride works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain. It helps maintain mental health balance and can improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Uses: This mentioned medication is indicated to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Sertraline Hydrochloride helps improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore interest in daily living. It decreases fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It is also used to reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks that interfere with daily living.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Zoloft: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
Immediately seek medical attention if experienced mood swings, headache, tiredness, sleep changes, and brief feelings similar to electric shock while treating with this medicine.