Sertraline (Zoloft)

Photograph of Sertraline
 under the microscope.

Sertraline is a synthetic antidepressant that exerts its mechanism of action by inhibition of central nervous system neuronal uptake of serotonin. This drug is used primarily to treat major cases of mental depression where a persistent low mood interferes with everyday living. Side effects include agitation, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, and nausea.

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