Manufactured and marketed by Pfizer Inc, Zoloft is has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of psychological disorders in adults and children that include clinical depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Generic composition of Zoloft is known as Sertraline hydrochloride. This drug was developed with the objective of increasing the uptake of serotonin in the brain and improving neurotransmission. Zoloft can also be used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and premenstrual dysphoric mood disorder.
Administration of Zoloft is associated with certain risks. The most common side effects of Zoloft include nausea, sleeping disorders, irritation, drowsiness, anxiety, behavioral changes, panic attacks and diarrhea. Zoloft should not be recommended to individuals taking drugs such as disulfram, pimozide and monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine and rasagiline. All the antidepressant drugs including Sertraline are capable of increasing suicidal tendency in children and teenagers below 25 years of age. Other possible side effects of Zoloft include seizures, weight loss and erectile dysfunction. Zoloft is not prescribed for lactating and pregnant women as it can cause serious development defects of lungs and brain in new born babies. Zoloft is also associated with a medical condition known as Akathisia, which is characterized by extreme motor restlessness and agitated behavior.
Improper administration of Zoloft can be harmful. Victims with adverse Zoloft side effects can file litigation as a viable means of seeking compensation as a result of the damages caused due to use of Zoloft. Zoloft litigation can help the victim recover damages relating to medical expense, loss of income and any psychological suffering. Medical evidence and sufficient research data is available validating the existence of most of the psychological and physiological side effects caused by Zoloft.
As a result, Zoloft is marketed with a black box warning on the drug labels as per the direction of the USFDA. Black box warning is directed to alert users about the potential risks of the drug. This warning states that pediatric patients are more likely to suffer side effects associated with Zoloft use.
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