Anti-depressant Use and Side Effects

An anti-depressant name Zoloft was made by Pfizer to treat social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mood related disorders in adult outpatients. It said to be approved to treat kids with obsessive-compulsive disorder but not with depression.

It is always wise to talk to your doctors about what you are feeling so he/she can tell you exactly what you need to do. Tell your doctor if you have conditions like  manic depression, seizures, drug abuse and kidney diseases to lower the dose you’ll take. Take the medication as said by your doctor.

Like any other drugs, Zoloft has side effects too. Difficulty in achieving orgasm is one of it’s sexual disorder. Constipation, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness are less serious side effects but seek medical help if you are feeling impulsive, you hurt yourself, memory problems, fainting, uneven heartbeats and stiff muscles.

Tramadol, lithium, other anti-depressant, heart rhythm medication such as propafenone and flecainide will have negative effects when taken along with Zoloft so do not forget to tell your doctors about the drugs you take aside from Zoloft.

It is not advisable for pregnant women to take this drug because it will cause life-threatening problems to new born babies.

During 2004, More zoloft lawsuit cases are filed against Pfizer because they say Pfizer didn’t tell the public about the drug’s side effect properly.

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One Response

  1. I am on Zoloft due to PPD and OCD/anxiety. It’s probably one of the best antidepressants I’ve ever used. It’s pretty common sense that medications can cause side effects, no matter what they are. I don’t think any of these people have a case..

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