April 23, 2020 | Singlecare Team, Medically reviewed by Karen Berger, Pharm.D | The Checkup

Dr. Perez-Vazquez was featured in an article on The Checkup

Zoloft side effects and how to avoid them.

Sertraline, most commonly known by its brand name, Zoloft, is a popular prescription medication used to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), meaning it works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. As with many antidepressants, people who take sertraline may experience some adverse effects.

“Sertraline, just as all other SSRIs, increases circulating serotonin levels in the human body, promoting a sense of well-being and allowing persons with depression and anxiety to cope better with their current situation or condition,” says Raul Perez-Vazquez, MD, a primary care physician of Tenet Florida Physician Services and West Boca Medical Center.

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