From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history

Sertraline is an antidepressant medication, commonly marketed as Zoloft. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).[1]

Potential uses[edit | edit source]

In addition to use for depression, it is also prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[2] It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI),[2] meaning it increases serotonin levels by blocking the brain's reabsorption of the neurotransmitter.[3]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

The Canadian Consensus criteria for ME/CFS states that seroxat may be useful for depression in people with ME/CFS.[4]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Side effects include:

Seroxat has less drug interactions than other SSRIs.[4]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]