Sertraline hydrochloride is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is sold under the brand name Zoloft®. It is approved to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sertraline comes in both tablet and liquid form, and is available in several strengths. It is generally taken once a day. If the medication makes you drowsy, try taking it before bedtime. If it causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning. No matter what time you take your dose, try to take it at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
(Click Sertraline to read more about this prescription drug, including details about its risks and potential side effects.)