Before saying something about Zoloft side effects, here is some basic info on Zoloft.

Zoloft, also known as Sertaline hydrochloride belongs to the group of antidepressants. It first came into the pharmacy market in 1991 from Pfizer. It was prescribed to patients suffering from depression, panic, nervousness and obsessive-compulsive behavior. In some cases it was also prescribed to children.

Side Effects of Zoloft

Its efficiency in treating certain types of depression made Zoloft one of the most consumed antidepressants in the United States three years ago. One of the reasons for such a common use is that its side effects weren’t commonly reported, according to some sources. It successfully helps with post-traumatic stress, anxiety and social phobia.

Still, there can be side effects with this antidepressant. It doesn’t mean that every patient will experience them, but it is good to know them anyway. Those are: insomnia, problems with ejaculation and low sex drive, nausea, diarrhea, tremor, dizziness and appetite loss. Those side effects are more common than the following: pain, sweating, headache, anxiety, constipation, stomachache. Both groups of side effects were detected in adults. Here are some of the side effects in children: hyperactivity (children can sometimes be aggressive), inflamed sinuses, urinating problems (difficulty to control the bladder); skin color changes and fever.

There are also side effects of Zoloft that are very rare, but as long as they are possible, you should know about them: attacks of panic, drastic mood swings (from extreme happiness and euphoria to depressive mood); aggression; suicidal behavior (or other forms of strange behavior).

If using it with some other prescription medications, there may be interaction which can result in: changes in heartbeat, digestive problems and changes in blood pressure; sweating, seizures, sweating and breathing difficulties. In some cases there can even be coma so be careful if taking some other medication!