Social Anxiety Disorder Resources and Guide

Zoloft and Zoloft Side Effects Information

What is Zoloft?

Zoloft is a popular prescription medicine that is commonly used to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and related symptoms. Zoloft has been found to be an effective solution for social anxiety. Users taking Zoloft have report, both, positive and negative Zoloft side effects.

How does Zoloft work to help with anxiety?

Everyone has a normal substance in the brain called serotonin. It is thought that not having enough serotonin may contribute to depression, panic disorder, OCD and PTSD. How Zoloft works for all of these conditions is not known. What is known is that Zoloft may help correct the chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain. This helps relieve your symptoms. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to get better. During this initial period the side effects of zoloft may also become visible.

What are Zoloft Side Effects?

Zoloft Side Effects may include: Nausea, headache, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects of zoloft occur: loss of appetite, unusual weight loss, unusual or severe mental/mood changes, increased sweating/flushing, unusual fatigue, uncontrolled movements (tremor), decreased interest in sex.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious zoloft side effects occur: vision changes, changes in sexual ability, painful and/or prolonged erection.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects of zoloft occur: fainting, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, muscle pain, trouble swallowing, ringing in in the ears, seizures.

An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other side effects of zoloft not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How much Zoloft Will I Need To Take?

The amount of Zoloft a patient needs varies with each individual and the condition being treated. Zoloft should be taken as a single dose with food at about the same time every day, either in the morning or evening.

Is Zoloft Right For Me?

Zoloft is an effective medication that has successfully helped people treat their depression and anxiety disorders. Numerous clinical studies indicate that Zoloft is an excellent solution for depression / anxiety related symptoms. Before taking Zoloft, it is recommend that you speak with a physician to discuss treatment options, as well as zoloft and side effects.

More Zoloft Side Effects:

To avoid unnecessary side effects of Prozac tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, kidney disease, seizures, heart problems, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this product in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks of zoloft and side effects of zoloft, as well as the benefits with your doctor. This drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding


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