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September 3 2013 3 03 /09 /September /2013 08:49

Have you ever failed to get out of your bed just because you were unenthusiastic to do so? Has a tragedy in your life disturbed you so much that you were not able to carry out your routine tasks? Are you afraid of people so much that you never attend social functions?

 All the above are signs and symptoms of some problem that is much more serious than just sadness or nervousness. They are symptoms of DEPRESSION and ANXIETY. If left untreated, this condition may get worsened with passage of time.

Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is an oral medicine that is produced to treat the devastating symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Zoloft is primarily prescribed for young adults, adults and geriatric patients. It is a member of a group of medicines referred to as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors).


Zoloft has numerous benefits for the body some of which are:

1. Acts as a mood enhancer.nodepression.jpg
Zoloft contains Sertraline in huge amounts. Zoloft thus helps in restoring the balance of chemical serotonin that is secreted in the brain. Improved levels of this chemical elevates your mood.

2. Helps in treating anxiety.
Zoloft is effective in relieving nervousness, anxiety, and tension that are associated with anxiety disorder.

3. Treats depression and associated symptoms.
Research indicated that Zoloft is successful in treating depression and other symptoms related to it. Regular intake of this medicine brings an end to symptoms of depression before the sufferer thinks of committing suicide. The patient recovers quickly, and resumes regular life style.

4. Successful in treating and managing anxiety disorders.
Zoloft has been successful in management and treatment of anxiety disorders like panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders and social anxiety disorders.

5. Helps in the treatment of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Zoloft is capable of treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It is a serious disorder that causes severe physical and emotional premenstrual symptoms like anger, irritability depressed moods, anxiety, headaches, bloating of stomach, muscle aches and change in appetite.

6. Cures insomnia.
The first and foremost symptom of all the above problems is insomnia. Intake of this medicine helps in the treatment of insomnia and regularizes sleep cycle.

As with all medications,  Zoloft should be taken exactly as your doctor has instructed. Usual starting doses are 50 mg per day for depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. When being taken for panic disorder, frequently it is began at 25 mg per day. Dosages are frequently increased to as much as 200 mg per day. It is usually recommended that you continue your medicine for at least 4 weeks in order to feel the full effects. If you miss a dose, try to resume your prescribed routine as soon as possible. Never double up on the dosage to catch up.

Depression and anxiety might not seem to be very dangerous when they are at their beginning stages, but with time they become so serious that they may pose danger to your life.

Overcome depression with Zoloft and live a happy, productive life! 

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