Sertraline belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are antidepressants which work by allowing a type of chemicals, serotonin, to stay longer in the brain in order to boost mood. Sertraline can be used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia.
Sertraline is available as tablets and capsules to be taken by mouth. The usual adult dose is 50- 200 mg daily. If you find Sertraline to be stimulating, we suggest taking it in the morning.
Common dosing schedule:
Sertraline can be taken with or without food.
Do not drink alcohol as it may worsen your mood or anxiety.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Sertraline may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Sertraline is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Sertraline in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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