This is a review of ZOLOFT (Sertraline HCI), an anti-anxiety and depression prescription medication. High levels of anxiety, stress, and tension can lead to panic and anxiety attacks. A panic attack can make something as simple as a trip to the grocery store unbearable and can impede your ability to make rational decisions. Panic attacks are at the best of times horribly inconvenient and, at the worst, potentially life threatening. Repeatedly suffering from panic attacks can also reduce short term, and in some cases, long term memory.
We decided to conduct some independent research online. Read on to learn more about this product and whether it is right for your situation.
This is a prescription medication, not a natural supplement. This product contains Sertraline and no other ingredients are provided by the manufacturer.
In order to take this medication, you need to have a prescription from your doctor or physician. Individuals will have different dosing instructions. Tell your physician about all the medicines that you take including prescription and nonprescription medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
This medication has an extremely long list of possible side effects and warnings. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially within the first few months of treatment. Depression and certain other serious mental illnesses are important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Anyone considering the use of ZOLOFT or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. ZOLOFT is not approved for use in pediatric patients except for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Do not take ZOLOFT if you:
- Take a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), including linezolid or methylene blue, or if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks. Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping ZOLOFT. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI
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- Are allergic to sertraline or any of the inactive ingredients in ZOLOFT
- Do not take the ZOLOFT liquid formulation if you take Antabuse® (disulfiram) due to the alcohol content of the liquid form of ZOLOFT.
Price will very depending on whether you have health insurance and what your individual policy covers.
There is no money back guarantee available. This is usually the policy for prescription medications.
With all the side effects listed for this product, one should take a step back and analyze it further. It also does not have a money back guarantee from the manufacturer.