Zosert

What is Zosert?

Sertraline (trade names Zoloft, Lustral) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It was introduced to the market by Pfizer in 1991. Sertraline is primarily prescribed for major depressive disorder in adult outpatients as well as obsessive–compulsive, panic, and social anxiety disorders in both adults and children. In 2013, it was the most prescribed antidepressant and second most prescribed psychiatric medication (after Alprazolam) on the U.S. retail market, with over 41 million prescriptions.

Differences with other newer antidepressants are subtle and mostly confined to side effects. It has a similar tolerability profile to other SSRIs, with the types of adverse events usually including diarrhea, nausea, trembling, sexual dysfunction and weight gain. The incidence of diarrhea was higher with sertraline in comparison to other SSRIs.

Questions and answers on "Zosert"

Three years back I was prescribed zocert100 mg by my psychiatrist. Then I withdrew the medicine as per the Doctors advivise after 3 months. Now once again I have the symptomps of depression, illmoods, fear and worthlessness etc. Can I take this medicine once again. Please advise the dosage. i will be thankful for your prescription

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you can restart with the earlier dose of zosert.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I understand your concerns.

Your symptoms of depression responded well to zosert earlier.
Now again you have symptoms of depression.

The thumb rule of prescribing anti-depressants is to give the...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

My daughter 15 years old was prescribed Qutipin 25 mg and Zosert 50 mg by doctor for depression. And she is taking the tablet for 4 months.
Now she is normal and sleeping well for last 3 and half months. How long should she continue the tablet.
What are the side effects she will face in future ? kindly advice.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
gradually taper the medicines and stop

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand your concern for your daughter.

Quitipin 25 mg is the lowest dose. It is likely given for sleep. She is sleeping well since long so it can be stopped after doing half tablet for...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/AskDoctorInboxServlet?page=viewQuery&queryId=211661
my history is in the link

Sir,Assalamualikum.
0n 18.04.2016 my doctor prescribed me below mentioned medicines for my Depression Recurrent:-
1.Lamitor DT 25mg half 25 mg for 3 days morning and 25 mg for next 4 days and then continue with 50 mg for one month (with the advice that if skin rashes occur within first 7 days then stop immediately. I took the medicine for 7 days as per doctor's advice but no skin rashes occurred but still i stopped the medicine because of some more dangerous side effects such as liver and kidney problems etc.can happen by taking this drug which i read on internet.
2. Zosert 100 mg morning and Zosert 100 mg evening.(taking this regularly)
3. Clonax 0.25 at bed time.
Note: I am not feeling well/ happiness, not interested in going to shop,not want to talk with any body and remains silent all the time in my bedroom and not sleeping well. some nights i could not slept for a second.
Sir,In view of the above information kindly advise me in detail and also befits of Lamitor and thanks.
With regards,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I recommend mirtazapine

Detailed Answer:
Hello Khurshid,

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand your concern. I read your history from other link.

Lamotrigine is overall good drug and used in resistant depression as well as in bipolar depression. Your depression seems to be...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Thanks doctor..i had discussed with my doctor...i have no problem of smoking now..but i want to know y i dont feel pleasure in any activity n i have no interest in the activities i enjoyed earlier..is nodict destroys the cells is that is the reason..as dont feel pleasure in any activity..my doctor told me that first we increases retalin 150mg to 200 but if it remains unaffective the we will changed treatment from ssri to snri whats ur opinion doctor?????n i wanna ask some further about nodict...that time i took drugs and then nodict after that i feel worse depression..n i took nodict for 5 days then again took drugs for month..i do this continously for one year also i took zosert two tablets in a day...i want not aware of how to take it.when i stats feels better i again stops and again starts taking drugs..is there any harm of taking antidepressants higher or lower doses ????

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Drug addiction can cause depression.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I have gone through your query and also the discussion which you had with other doctor here.

Nodict does not destroy the brain cells. It is not the reason for your depression. But, the drug addiction can be...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi,
I am suffering from IBS of type dirrehea and Gynaec disorder (like heavy bleeding along with pain for last 1 year). I am taking modus 10 for 6-7 months.It is somehow in stable condition to some extent. For last 3-4 months IBS problem is getting relapsed. So doctor prescribed Zosert 25, Pankreoflat. FYI I have taken Psycho drugs for 2 yrs ,2-3 yrs back for reducing anxiety and these drugs started to produce toxic effect and so stopped. But right now doctor has prescribed zosert which affecting my gynaec problem. So pls suggest an alternative of zosert ,still I am facing stomach upset,uneasiness. So doctor prescribed Hydrogen Breath Test. pls suggest whether the process of treatment is right. Also pls suggest the proper medication guidence.
I have IBS and right now it is relapsing. Last year suddenly I suffered from heavy bleeding with acute pain. Bleeding was not going to stopped.So taken lot of medicines. Rt now taking modus10 ..it is going on for last 7 months. It is towards stable state. But my IBS problem relapsed... I have IBS and right now it is relapsing. Last year suddenly I suffered from heavy bleeding with acute pain. Bleeding was not going to stopped.So taken lot of medicines. Rt now taking modus10 ..it is going on for last 7 months. It is towards stable state. But my IBS problem relapsed...always uncomfortableness in my abdomen... I have fissure also..2 months fresh blood came out for 4-5 days..after my gastro doc consultation it was stopped now. as per him IBS becoming relapsed and sigmodiaoscopy done... .beacs of excessive stool out it causes fissure. 2 yrs bk I have taken Psyco drug for 2 yrs everyday for anxiety. So after that gynaec problem started now again IBS. So upper and lowe abdomen is giving lot of problems....rt now Gastro entarologist prescribed Plankreflat, zosert 25. But zosert is creating problem. so I stopped taking zosert. I take alzolam .5 at night. If i feel anxious increase dosage of alzolam.Rt now my digestion power is becoming worsen. So doc suggested for hydrogen breath test. pls suggest what to do now so that i can get better treatment for upper abdomen and lower abdomen. I am suffering from both problem severly. Nothing i can take and digest. eat less spicy oods. Still not recovering. Pls suggest so that it can be healed.
Thanks in advance.
Regards
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Reassure Yourself

Detailed Answer:
Hi Deabsmita

Thanks for writing in

It is sad you are suffering from from multitude of problems.

My first suggestion is manage your stress levels and go for yoga or meditation this will help treating IBS. Feeling stressed would not solve your...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I XXXXX XXXXXXX (shopkeeper) of 57 years old, suffering from depression occasionally from last 25 years when militancy started in kashmir. I used different antidepressant medicines but can not write names because i have less memory and also i lost my all prescriptions Two and half years back i got depression attack and my doctor prescribed me zosert 50 mg. daily at night and some sleeping tablet for 15 days after that my doctor increased the dose of zesort 50 mg. to zosert 100 mg. to take daily after dinner for 2 months and was feeling very happy, sleeping well (without any sleeping tablet), thinking well and working properly. I continued it for 2 months and then myself reduced zosert 100 mg. to zosert 50 mg. and was enjoying the life happily, was going mosque daily 5 times for prayers without any sleeping tablet up to 30/07/2015 ( for more than two years) But suddenly on 01/08/2015 i found myself very un happy, no interest in any activity, no interest in meals, not sleeping well and like to remain alone lying in my bedroom , not like/want to talk to anybody. Negative thoughts coming to my mind but no thoughts of suicide and i was thinking that i can never be happy / work again .I was not able to go to mosque for prayers. Then i increased my dose of Zosert 50 mg. to 100 mg. daily after dinner and Ativan 2mg. at night up to 15/08/2015 ( for 15 days) but no progress, then i again increased the dose of Zosert 100 mg. to 200 mg. taking daily after dinner and Ativan 2mg at night for sleeping Few days after now i am feeling some relief, going to mosque daily 5 times for prayers which is adjacent to my residence but yet i am not interested in going to shop. In view of above statement kindly advise me in detail should i continue the Zosert 200mg./Ativan 2mg or reduce the dose or any other medication you feel better for me, with diagnoses. For your information sir i am not well educated but i hope you will understand my problem. With regards, XXXX Dated :05/08/2015

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
200 mg of little high for your age, your treatment need optimization.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Khurshid,
It is a wise step to ask a query here about your medication.
I understand your concern.

With history it is obvious that you are suffering from Recurrent Depression.
In this case a...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi, My mother is having recurrent giddiness for a period of more than a year which keeps happening with an interval of 3-6 months.
The first time when she had shown it to a doctor, it was told that her blood pressure was fluctuating and that was the possible reason.
Recently she is having giddiness along with vomitting.
Whenever this issue happened,she was prescribed the following medicines: Zevert & vertizac
But these medicines just heal temporarily. What could be a permanent solution ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
please Provide additional information, which I have specifically asked below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ajita,
Welcome to HCM,
I have gone through your query and understand your concern.

In the medication that has been tried, you have mentioned the name Zosert, it's active molecule is...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi I have social/public speaking anxiety problems. I wanted to know what is the difference between Zoloft and Zosert?. Are they safe to take?. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
They contain sertraline and safer to use.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

I think, you have social phobia and in that case, you need antidepressant to decrease anxiety in social condition. In antidepressant,...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I am 27years old and was a psychiatrist patient for the last 4 years. From the doctor’s treatment have controlled a lot in my medicines and now taking only Zosert 25mg “once in two days” from last 4months.
I am pregnant now (about 2 months). Is it safe to take this tablet during pregnancy? Now that I have taken this tablet for the last 4 months will this harm the baby? Incase of withdrawal needed, request your advice on next proceedings?
We had consulted our psychiatrist where he says there is no proven records / side effects observed on this tablet consumption and suggesting us to stop immediately on precautionary factors.
However need a second opinion please...
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Its a CATEGORY-B drug

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for contacting health care magic.

Zosert is sertraline , which is an SSRI. It is a category B drug which means that animal studies have proven no foetal risk on its usage but trials on humans/pregnant women have not been done. So...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi , I am taking Zosert 100 mg from last 2 years suggested by a Psychiatrist, now I am habitual of the same. Now I am thinking that I should try to leave this medicine but a medical store person told me that you have to take this for a long time. now I am worried about the side effect of the same. kindly suggest me should I take it or try to leave. one more thing with the help of this medicine I feel too good .....

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Zosert (Sertraline) is an antidepressant used for any psychotic disorders. It can cause psychological dependence after long term use. As you are taking it for 2 years, you must be advised by doctor to continue it. Duration of taking drug depend on type of...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Zosert

doctor1 MD

Thanks doctor..i had discussed with my doctor...i have no problem of smoking now..but i want to know y i dont feel pleasure in any activity n i have no interest in the activities i enjoyed earlier..is nodict destroys the cells is that is the...

doctor1 MD

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/AskDoctorInboxServlet?page=viewQuery&queryId=211661 my history is in the link Sir,Assalamualikum. 0n 18.04.2016 my doctor prescribed me below mentioned medicines for my Depression Recurrent:- 1. Lamitor DT 25mg...

doctor1 MD

Hi, My mother is having recurrent giddiness for a period of more than a year which keeps happening with an interval of 3-6 months. The first time when she had shown it to a doctor, it was told that her blood pressure was fluctuating and that was...

doctor1 MD

Hi , I am taking Zosert 100 mg from last 2 years suggested by a Psychiatrist, now I am habitual of the same. Now I am thinking that I should try to leave this medicine but a medical store person told me that you have to take this for a long time. now I am worried about the side effect of the same. kindly suggest me should I take it or try to leave. one more thing with the help of this medicine I feel too good .....

Ask Question
Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Disease & Conditions
Related Drugs/Medications