Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Zoloft is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Zoloft is also known by its drug name, Sertraline.
Zoloft is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Zoloft is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Zoloft should be taken exactly as prescribed.
Zoloft comes in tablet and oral concentration forms.
The FDA-approved label for Zoloft lists common side effects including nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, rash, headache, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, and weight loss.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Zoloft include serotonin syndrome, which may be life-threatening.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Zoloft – RxList
Can lupus cause depression? – Lupus Foundation of America