Generic Name: SERTRALINE - ORAL Pronounced: (SER-truh-leen) Zoloft Oral Precautions
Before taking sertraline, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as latex), which can cause allergic
reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
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This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
This liquid medication contains alcohol. Caution is
advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, or liver disease. Some
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There are a number of different medications that are currently used to treat anxiety disorders. Antidepressants, although originally intended to treat depression, have been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety. Medication does not “cure” anxiety. While some people may not feel relief from anxiety symptoms and some may not be able to tolerate side effects, the majority of people do find relief from the debilitating impact of anxiety in their lives. There are a number of antidepressant medications on the market today used to treat different types of anxiety: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Clomipramine (Anafranil) • Fluoxetine (Prozac) • Fluvoamine (Luvox) • Paroxetine (Paxil) • Sertaline (Zoloft) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) • Paroxetine (Paxil) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Paroxetine (P...
I recently spoke with a friend with diabetes who had just started Prozac. He was amazed to find he was having repeated hypoglycemia within days after starting the drug, and had to cut back on his insulin doses. He obviously wondered if it were somehow due to Prozac.
Prozac has been a wonder drug for the treatment of depression, but it has a possible effect on diabetes that has not been widely recognized. Prozac, a brand name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced in the 1980's, and was the first in a class of antidepressant medications called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). It turns out that Prozac (and other SSRIs) have a possible effect of concern for people with diabetes: they can lower blood glucose enough to require downward adjustment of medications taken for control of diabetes.
I went to the drug's label, as posted at the FDA website. The possibility of hypoglycemia when on Prozac has been in the Prozac label for years. It currently reads :&...
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