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Sertraline

"SIR-tra-leen"
Medication type:

Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor

Other names:
  • Lustral "LUSS-trawl"
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What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe sertraline for you as a licensed medicine for the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Sertraline is also sometimes prescribed 'off label' for other conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder.
  • Under 18
    If you are aged 6-17, the doctor can prescribe sertraline for you as a licensed medicine for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness for depression or anxiety problems in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Tablets

    50mg and 100mg strengths

Sertraline is a Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor

A Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) helps make more serotonin available in your brain.

Sertraline can be used for a number of conditions

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