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Zotral

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Zotral uses


Pharmacological action

Zotral belongs to the groups of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These selective serotonin reuptake drugs influence chemical imbalance in the brain responsible for depression, panic anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and others.

Why is Zotral prescribed?

Zotral is indicated for the treatment of:

  • depression
  • panic
  • anxiety disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PSTD or post traumatic stress disorder
  • PMDD or premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • social phobia

    This medication may also be used for other medical purposes not stated herein.

    Dosage and administration

    When you order Zotral Sanis Health, it should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Each tablet must be taken with a full glass of water.

    For the oral concentrate of this medicine, it must be diluted before taking a dose. A dropper must adequately measure the amount of liquid to be diluted on the oral concentrate.

    Each dose of Zotral should be taken at around the same time each day.

    This drug can be taken with or without food.

    Zotral is usually taken once a day and at the same time of each day. For the complete and exact dosage, refer to your doctor as other factors may also be considered such as body weight, age and the degree of illness.

    When a dose of Zotral is missed, it is advisable to skip that dose and proceed to the next one. However, if the next dosage is many hours away, you could take the missed dose. It is not advisable to take the missed dose of this medication if you are near the time for the next dose, it is best if you entirely skip that dose and wait for the schedule of the next one.

    Zotral side effects

    The intake of Zotral depression medication may entail side effects depending on the susceptibility of the person. Some of the serious side effects tied to Zotral medication are:

  • allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of lips, closing of throat
  • irregular heartbeats
  • low blood pressure characterized by dizziness and weakness
  • high blood pressure accompanied by severe headache and blurred vision
  • chills and feverIf you experience any of the mentioned side effects, you must immediately stop your Zotral intake and consult your doctor.

    Other less serious side effects of this medication include:

  • headaches
  • tremors
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth and throat
  • weight loss and decrease in appetite
  • decrease in sex drive or impotenceIf you have experienced any of the mentioned symptoms you should tell your doctor as your dosage may be lowered or you may be advised to stop taking this drug.

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    Contraindications

    Concomitant use in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors is contraindicated. Concomitant use in patients taking pimozide is contraindicated.

    Zotral is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Zotral or any of the inactive ingredients in this drug.

    Zotral oral concentrate is contraindicated with ANT ABUSE (disulfiram) due to the alcohol content of the concentrate.

    Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Before you buy Zotral online, understand that it belongs to the Pregnancy Category X type of drugs, which means that it is harmful to the unborn child. Taking Zotral, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy, may cause birth defects and other medical complications for the mother. The active ingredient Zotral has not been tested to see if it passes through breast milk. Before deciding to breastfeed you should first consult your doctor.

    Special instructions

    While on Zotral anti-depression medication, mental conditions may worsen - especially at the start of treatment due to the initial introduction of the medicine to your nervous system.

    Expect the following conditions to worsen, especially at the first intake of Zotral:

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • hostility
  • impulsivity
  • restlessness
  • mental or physical hyperactivity
  • suicidal thoughts and actionsNever take this drug without your doctor's approval and monitoring unpleasant side effects may plague you especially at the first intake of this medicine.

    Your general mental condition should be monitored before, during and after treatment of Zotral as some undesired effects may occur when on Zotral medication.

    Before taking Zotral Sanis Health, you should first tell your doctor if you any of the following medical conditions as taking this medicine may worsen it:

  • liver problems
  • kidney malfunctions
  • suffering from seizures
  • have manic depressive thoughts or suicidal tendenciesIf you do suffer from any of the conditions mentioned you may be advised to forego Zotral treatment or your dosage may be significantly lowered.

    Zotral drug interactions

    Never take Zotral if you are taking:

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  • pimozide - dangerous reactions could result
  • disulfiramTell your doctor if you are taking the following drugs:
  • benzodiazepine
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • phenothiazine
  • lithium
  • almotriptan
  • carbamazepine
  • warfarin
  • digoxin
  • cimetidine
  • bupropionYou may be advised to lower your dosage or to entirely stop this medication.

    Zotral in case of emergency / overdose

    When symptoms of overdose are suspected, seek medical attention immediately. The symptoms of overdose may be characterized by: nausea; vomiting; tremors; seizures; extreme drowsy feeling; hyperactivity; enlarged and dilated pupils.

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    Zotral pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

    infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


    Zotral available forms, composition, doses:

    infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
    Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
    Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


    Zotral destination | category:

    infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
    Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


    Zotral Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

    infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


    Zotral pharmaceutical companies:

    infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
    Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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    References

    1. Dailymed."SERTRALINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET [LAKE ERIE MEDICAL DBA QUALITY CARE PRODUCTS LLC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
    2. "sertraline". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

    Frequently asked Questions

    Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Zotral?

    Depending on the reaction of the Zotral after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Zotral not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

    Is Zotral addictive or habit forming?

    Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

    Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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    Review

    sDrugs.com conducted a study on Zotral, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Zotral consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

    Visitor reports

    Two visitors reported useful

    How is the drug Zotral useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
    According to the survey conducted by the website sDrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
    Visitors%
    Useful2
    100.0%

    Two visitors reported side effects

    Did you get side effects while taking the Zotral drug, or were there no side effects?
    According to the survey conducted by website sDrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Zotral medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
    Visitors%
    It has side effects2
    100.0%

    One visitor reported frequency of use

    How often in a day do you take the medicine?
    Are you taking the Zotral drug as prescribed by the doctor?

    Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Zotral is mentioned below.
    Visitors%
    Once in a day1
    100.0%

    Two visitors reported doses

    What is the dose of Zotral drug you are taking?
    According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 11-50mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
    Visitors%
    11-50mg1
    50.0%
    51-100mg1
    50.0%

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    The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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