Classification: Serotonin-reuptake inhibitor antidepressant
Form: 50mg (white) and 100mg (orange) capsules
Usual Dosage: initial dose of 50mg/day not to exceed 200mg/day
Instructions: Sertraline should be administered with food once daily preferably with the evening meal, or, if administration in the morning is desired, with breakfast.
Side effects to report to your doctor
- sexual dysfunction (ejaculatory delay)
- insomnia or somulence
- nausea / vomiting /diarrhea
- dry mouth
In order to minimize the opportunity for overdosage, prescriptions for sertraline should be written for the smallest quantity of drug consistent with good patient management.
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