Sertraline tablets 25 mg for depression, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (antidepressant, Zoloft)
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General information on Japanese Sertraline tablets 25 mg for depression, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (antidepressant, Zoloft)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Kaken Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd. / Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: sertraline hydrochloride (chemical formula C17H17NCl2•HCl)
Medical effect: Sertraline tablets are effective for the treatment of following diseases and conditions:
- Depression (main prescription purpose for Sertraline tablets)
- Depressive state,
- Panic disorder,
- Posttraumatic stress disorder,
- Social anxiety disorder,
- Generalized anxiety disorder.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients within 14 days after stop using MAO inhibitor.
Taking alcohol is prohibited while taking this medicine. Avoid consuming any food or supplement containing St. John's wort during the treatment.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
As this medicine may cause lack of concentration or reflex action, patient should avoid working at height or operating dangerous machines, such as driving a car.
Dosage and administration
Start with 1 tablet (25 mg of sertraline) at a time once a day. Then gradually increase the dosage up to 4 tablets (100 mg) at a time, once a day. The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to age and symptoms of the patient. However, the maximum daily dose of 4 tablets (100 mg) at a time should not be exceeded.
How effective are Sertraline tablets 25 mg from Japan for depression, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (antidepressant, Zoloft)?
Sertraline is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. It works by inhibiting neuronal reuptake of serotonin and moderating serotonergic activity in the central nervous system, relieving depressive mood and depressing feeling. Sertraline tablets are better tolerated than the older tricyclic antidepressants, this medicine is not associated with the weight gain and does not affect significantly cognitive performance.
Who should use Sertraline tablets 25 mg from Japan?
Sertraline tablets are certified in Japan for the treatment of depression, depressive state, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinical trials also showed its effectiveness for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, improving fear, avoidance, and physiological symptoms (R. A. Hansen, B. N. Gaynes et al. "Efficacy and tolerability of second-generation antidepressants in social anxiety disorder". International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2008, 23 (3): 170–9). The dosage and the frequency of Sertraline for these mental conditions should be determined by the consulting doctor.