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Who should take sertraline?

Sertraline is an antidepressant that treats different types of psychological problems, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Before taking sertraline, talk to your doctor if you have preexisting medical conditions or allergies, or if you take other medications.

Before taking sertraline while pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the medication. Sertraline can cause lung problems in newborns.

Children can take sertraline only if they are closely observed, as sertraline may cause suicidal thoughts and tendencies in younger users.

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