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. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), meaning it increases serotonin levels by blocking the brain's reabsorption of the neurotransmitter.
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- male sexual dysfunction
Seroxat has less drug interactions than other SSRIs.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Sertraline". drugs.com. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
- "Sertraline: MedlinePlus Drug Information". medlineplus.gov. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- "Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.