Zoloft is prescribed to treat a number of medical issues including: Depression – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Panic Attacks – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Social Anxiety Disorder. Zoloft works by increasing the amounts of serotonin in the brain to help maintain mental balance. Although, in some children, teenagers and young adults – 24 years old and younger – who took Zoloft, became suicidal.
Zoloft FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Warning:
“Cases of serious sometimes fatal reactions have been reported in patients receiving ZOLOFT® (sertraline hydrochloride), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), in combination with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Symptoms of a drug interaction between an SSRI and an MAOI include: hyperthermia, rigidity, myoclonus, autonomic instability with possible rapid fluctuations of vital signs, mental status changes that include confusion, irritability, and extreme agitation progressing to delirium and coma. These reactions have also been reported in patients who have recently discontinued an SSRI and have been started on an MAOI. Some cases presented with features resembling neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Therefore, ZOLOFT should not be used in combination with an MAOI, or within 14 days of discontinuing treatment with an MAOI. Similarly, at least 14 days should
be allowed after stopping ZOLOFT before starting an MAOI.”
The FDA also warns of other precautions associated with Zoloft, including, but not limited to:
- Activation of Mania/Hypomania
- Weight Loss
- Interference with Cognitive and Motor Performance
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