What is Sertraline?

Sertraline is an antidepressant medication FDA-approved to treat:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)

  • Panic disorder (PD)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Sertraline belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that work by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, appetite, and other bodily functions. Sertraline is available in tablet form and is typically taken once a day with or without food.

What are Sertraline's Side Effects?

Like most medications, sertraline may cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Some common side effects include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness

  • Insomnia or unusual dreams

  • Dry mouth

  • Blurred vision

  • Changes in appetite or weight

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Sweating or shaking

Serious side effects of sertraline are rare, but may include suicidal thoughts or actions, allergic reactions, seizures, serotonin syndrome, and bleeding problems. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately if any severe side effects occur.

How is Sertraline Prescribed?

Sertraline is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications they may be taking. It is crucial to take sertraline as directed and not to stop taking it suddenly without consulting a doctor, as this may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Does Cabinet Health Refill Sertraline?

Yes, Cabinet Health can refill sertraline and deliver it to your doorstep in eco-friendly and personalized glass bottles. Cabinet Health is committed to reducing plastic pollution by using innovative packaging that not only looks better than traditional orange plastic bottles but also helps you keep track of your medication more efficiently. Moreover, the healthcare team at Cabinet Health will help you transfer your prescription(s) seamlessly, and pharmacists are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your medication.