Pfizer Inc. is recalling 30-count bottles of 25-mg Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) tablets (NDC 0049-4960-30), according to the January 10, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report. The company cited weight variations in the tablets that have caused superpotent and subpotent drugs.
What is a good alternative to sertraline?
Switch to a different kind of antidepressant that is not an SSRI, such as bupropion (Wellbutrin®), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq®), duloxetine (Cymbalta®), or venlafaxine (Effexor®).
Is sertraline a safe drug?
Zoloft (sertraline) is a good and safe antidepressant that is also used to treat other psychiatric disorders such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
What are the risks of taking sertraline?
Sertraline side effects
- nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and indigestion.
- change in sleep habits, including increased sleepiness and insomnia.
- increased sweating.
- sexual problems, including decreased sex drive and ejaculation failure.
- tremor or shaking.
- tiredness and fatigue.
Why is sertraline on backorder?
The shortage follows a sharp increase in reports of depression and anxiety in the U.S. A spike in demand for anxiety and depression drugs has led to shortages of some forms of the commonly used antidepressant Zoloft and its generic, sertraline.
What are the top 5 antidepressants?
Antidepressants are drugs used to treat depression.
Examples of SSRIs are:
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Paxil (paroxetine)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Luvox (fluvoxamine)
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- Trintellix (vortioxetine)
- Viibryd (vilazodone)
Is 50mg of sertraline a lot?
The usual dose of sertraline is 50mg a day in adults. But it might be started at a lower dose, then increased gradually to a maximum dose of 200mg a day. If you have liver problems, your doctor might give you a lower dose or advise you to take sertraline less often.
Is 100mg sertraline a lot?
Tablets 50mg, 100mg. Dose:Initially 50mg daily. Maximum dose is 200mg daily, but as evidence for higher doses is poor, 100mg is generally the maximum dose recommended locally.
Why should you not take sertraline on a night?
Many people who experience nausea and other side effects from sertraline opt to take it at night in order to limit these side effects. Since sertraline can interfere with sleep in a small percentage of users, many people also opt to take sertraline in the morning.
What does sertraline 50 mg look like?
Sertraline 50mg are blue coloured, capsule shaped, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with ‘SER’ on one side and ‘5’ and ‘0’ on either side of the breakline on the other side.
What are the long term side effects of sertraline?
To date, there are no known problems associated with long term use of sertraline. It is a safe and effective medication when used as directed.
What drugs should not be taken with sertraline?
Sertraline may cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome if taken together with some medicines. Do not use sertraline with buspirone (Buspar®), fentanyl (Abstral®, Duragesic®), linezolid (Zyvox®), lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®), methylene blue injection, tryptophan, St.
How does sertraline make you feel at first?
Sertraline can make you feel very restless in the first few weeks that you take it and may affect you when you sit or stand still. It can also disturb your sleep, and your eyesight.
Does the brand of sertraline matter?
The Food and Drug Administration sees no difference between brand-name and generic medications for depression. Most psychiatrists readily prescribe generics as effective copies of the original. That said, it is not at all rare for patients who switch to a generic from a brand-name medication to experience a difference.
Does Greenstone still make sertraline?
Greenstone has sertraline 50 mg tablets in 100 count bottles, 50 mg tablets in 500 count bottles, and 100 mg tablets in 500 count bottles on back order and the company estimates release dates in March 2022.
How long has sertraline been on the market?
Zoloft (sertraline chloride) is an antidepressant developed and manufactured by Pfizer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it for sale in the U.S. in 1990. Pfizer originally sold Zoloft in the U.K. under the brand name Lustral, and it took nine years for Americans to gain access to it.