What is Zoloft?
Zoloft is one of the most common antidepressants available by prescription. It’s used to treat a number of conditions, including depression and anxiety. There are several different types of antidepressants and Zoloft falls into the class called SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
What is Zoloft used for?
Zoloft is primarily used to treat depression and anxiety but is prescribed for other conditions, too. It’s been shown to be effective in treating conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How does Zoloft work?
As an SSRI, Zoloft works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and behavior. Because this type of antidepressant medicine increases serotonin levels in the brain, it stabilizes mood, sleep and can even help with digestion.
How do you take it?
Zoloft is an oral medicine (a pill) that you take every day. It’s a prescription drug so you can only get it from a doctor or nurse practitioner following a medical consultation. If you have a Zoloft prescription, please follow your doctor’s instructions. You should take the medication at the same time each day. If you miss a dose, take your medication as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time for you to take your next dose.
We understand you may have questions about antidepressant medications. As a Lemonaid patient, you’ll have access to our experienced medical team. We’re here for you and we’re available to answer all of your questions. Our medical team can advise you on the best time of day to take your meds to mitigate side effects. Plus, your Lemonaid online prescription will come with clear guidance from your doctor or nurse practitioner about how and when to take your new depression or anxiety medicine.