Zoloft, also known as sertraline, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which is used in the treatment of depression, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Zoloft works by restoring the balance of natural substances in the brain.

It is taken orally in the form of capsules or tablets in dosages which are clearly outlined by your doctor or other medical professional.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Zoloft include belching, decreased appetite (which may lead to weight loss), diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, heartburn, headache and nausea.

Occasionally, Zoloft may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as determined by your doctor.

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