Sertraline hydrochloride is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by enhancing the activity of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known to be involved in regulating emotions, mood and behaviour, among other things. In depression and anxiety disorders there is a decreased amount of serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain. Sertraline works by stopping the serotonin that has been released from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps to prolong its effects and over time this helps to lighten mood and relieve depression. If you subscribe to any of our print newsletters and have never activated your online account, please activate your account below for online access. By activating your account, you will create a login and password.
Zoloft Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity. Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye. Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion. I have been so worried. started taking setraline and 2 weeks in developed joint pain then muscle pain and really really sore thigh and calf muscles are these a sideHas everyone with leg pain had to cease taking Zoloft?