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Sertraline

Most Commonly Used
Sertraline 25mg Tab
Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: I G  |  212
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Sertraline 25mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: L U  |  D01
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Sertraline 20mg/ml Conc Soln
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Sertraline 50mg Tab
Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: I G  |  213
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Sertraline 100mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: L U  |  D03
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Common Side Effects of Sertraline
Some people may experience side effects from sertraline such as:
  • Nausea, vomiting, or indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Shakiness
  • Sore throat
  • Changes in libido or sexual function
  • Increased sweating
Sertraline can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and feeling very tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how sertraline affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol, because it may increase these symptoms and interfere with the way that sertraline works in your body.

Seek help right away, or call 911 if an emergency, if you experience more serious side effects, such as:
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Feelings of extreme energy, severe trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, reckless behavior, unusually grand ideas, excessive happiness or irritability, or talking more or faster than usual
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, irregular heartbeat, and muscle stiffness
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Hallucinations, agitation, or changes in mental status
  • Coordination problems, muscle twitching, or muscle rigidity
  • Racing heartbeat
  • High or low blood pressure
A small number of people have become suicidal after taking sertraline. This is more common in people younger than age 25. It is important for you to be aware of this risk while taking sertraline. Report any suicidal impulses, thoughts, or actions, or call 911 if an emergency, if you have suicidal thoughts or actions, or extreme changes in your mood.

Sertraline is not for everyone. Before taking sertraline, talk with your doctor about any health conditions you have had in the past, including:
  • Seizure disorders
  • Heart, liver, or kidney disease
  • Bleeding or blood-clotting disorders
  • Bipolar or manic disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts
Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning to become pregnant should talk with their doctors about taking sertraline. Discuss with your doctor the benefits as well as the risks of treating your condition during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking sertraline, notify your doctor.

Sertraline can cause dangerous interactions with some medicines, including other prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, and dietary and herbal supplements. Give your doctor an up-to-date list of all medicines you take. Your doctor will want to make sure all your medicines are safe to take with sertraline.

Also, tell your doctor about any allergies that you have. The dropper used to measure the liquid form of sertraline contains a derivative of latex, which some people may be sensitive to.