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How does sertraline treat depression?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Sertraline is an antidepressant that treats the symptoms of different psychological disorders, including depression, by increasing serotonin and balancing chemicals in the brain. Sertraline is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

The brand name of sertraline is Zoloft.

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