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sertraline Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is sertraline available in?

What dosages is sertraline available in?

sertraline is available as a 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg oral tablet and a 20 mg/ml oral solution.

What is sertraline used for?

What is sertraline used for?

sertraline is a SSRI and is used for the following:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder (PD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
How does sertraline work?

How does sertraline work?

sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by raising the levels of serotonin, an important chemical in your brain that’s involved with regulating your mood and anxiety.

How do I take sertraline?

How do I take sertraline?

sertraline is dosed as follows:


  • Depression, PD, OCD, PTSD, SAD: The typical starting dose ranges from 25 mg to 50 mg by mouth daily. The typical maintenance dose ranges from 50 mg to 200 mg daily, depending on your condition
  • PMDD: The typical starting dose is 50 mg by mouth daily. Your psychiatrist might ask you to take this medication daily throughout your menstrual cycle (up to 150 mg daily), or to only take it daily starting 2 weeks before your period begins and stopping when your period ends (up to 100 mg daily)

Children (age 6 years and older)

  • OCD: The typical starting dose ranges from 25 mg to 50 mg by mouth daily, depending on your child’s age. The typical maintenance dose ranges from 50 mg to 200 mg daily

Your physician will determine your dose based on your age and medical condition. Your dose might be different if you have liver problems.

Is it safe for me to take sertraline?

Is it safe for me to take sertraline?

sertraline is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication any of the following apply to you:

  • Currently take or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), linezolid (Zyvox), or methylene blue (ProvayBlue) in the last 14 days
  • Taking pimozide
  • Taking disulfiram (sertraline liquid only)
sertraline Common Side Effects

sertraline Common Side Effects

Common side effects of sertraline:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness
sertraline Serious Side Effects

sertraline Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with sertraline. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Serotonin syndrome: fast heart rate, dizziness, sweating, flushing, tremor (shakiness), muscle stiffness, muscle twitching or spasms, uncoordinated movement, distress, seizures, distress, hallucinations, coma
  • Abnormal heart rhythm (QT prolongation): chest pounding, short of breath, chest pain, feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Severe bleeding: bruising that doesn’t improve, black-colored stools, pink or red-colored urine, coughing up or vomiting blood, or unusual bleeding from the nose or gums
  • Low blood sodium levels: nausea, fatigue, headache, confusion, disoriented, hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t real), seizures, unconsciousness
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on sertraline

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on sertraline

The following medications may interact with sertraline:

  • Protein-bound drugs: Monitor for adverse reactions and reduce dosage of sertraline or other protein-bound drugs (e.g., warfarin) as warranted
  • CYP2D6 substrates: Reduce dosage of drugs metabolized by CYP2D6
Who makes sertraline?

Who makes sertraline?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is sertraline safe in pregnancy?

Is sertraline safe in pregnancy?

sertraline use in the third trimester may increase risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension and withdrawal in the neonate. You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take sertraline while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy. Healthcare providers should encourage patients to enroll by calling the National Pregnancy Registry for Antidepressants at 1-866-961-2388 or visiting online at  women’s health


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