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What is Zoloft prescribed for?

Zoloft (sertraline) is prescribed to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and other conditions. It is one of a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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Who should take sertraline?
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Does sertraline interact with other medications?
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What are the side effects of sertraline HCL?
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What should I know about sertraline before taking it?
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