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March 31, 2021 Read Time - 4 minutes


Warning: The use of certain antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents may increase the risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors. While taking antidepressants mental health can change in unexpected ways. You should call a doctor right away if you experience any suicidal thoughts. Always talk to a doctor about the risks and benefits of taking antidepressant medication before beginning treatment.


Can Online Doctors Prescribe Zoloft?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Zoloft online. You can legally and safely get a Zoloft prescription online after a consultation with an online doctor.

At PlushCare,  you can meet with an online doctor and see if Zoloft (sertraline) is right for you. If the doctor thinks Zoloft can help, they can write you a Zoloft prescription.

Let’s take a closer look at what Zoloft is and how you can get a Zoloft prescription online.

  • Take your free mental health assessment.

    Your results will help determine which type of support you may benefit from the most.

  • Meet with a top doctor, get an official diagnosis and prescription treatment plan.

  • Sit back and have your prescription delivered to your door.

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What Is Zoloft?

Zoloft, also known as sertraline, is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

What Is Zoloft Used For?

Zoloft and other SSRIs are commonly used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

Other conditions that a Zoloft prescription may be used to treat include premenstrual dysphoric disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Read: Get Antidepressant Medication Refills Online


How Does Zoloft Work?

Zoloft works by restoring the chemical balance of neurotransmitters in your brain. Zoloft is commonly used in the treatment of mood disorders, such as depression, which are believed to be caused by an imbalance between serotonin and other neurotransmitters in your brain.

Zoloft can improve your mood, decrease your anxiety, and reduce unwanted thoughts. It can help to improve your sleeping patterns, increase your energy level, and bring back your interest in daily tasks.

“Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working.”

Zoloft Dosage and Treatment

The typical starting dosage of Zoloft is 50mg taken at the same time, once a day, with or without food. Based on your response to the treatment, the doctor may increase your dosage to 50–200mg per day.

It is important to keep taking Zoloft even if you feel better.

Zoloft Interactions

Before starting your Zoloft prescription, be sure to talk to your doctor if you’re currently taking any other medication to avoid potential interactions. Common Zoloft interactions include:

  • St. John’s wort
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Tryptophan
  • Meperidine
  • Tramadol
  • Cimetidine
  • Pimozide
  • Warfarin

Zoloft Precautions

You should not stop taking your Zoloft prescription until you consult with your doctor. Stopping Zoloft medication abruptly can cause unwanted side effects and withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Sleep changes
  • Mood swings
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Memory impairment

Read: Stopping Antidepressants and Managing Withdrawal


Side Effects of Zoloft

Side effects of the Zoloft pill are generally minimal. Some common side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Decrease in sex drive

This is not a complete list of side effects. Always talk to your doctor about potential side effects and drug interactions before taking a new medication. 

Zoloft pills and other SSRI medications should not be taken in conjunction with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants.

  • Take your free mental health assessment.

    Your results will help determine which type of support you may benefit from the most.

  • Meet with a top doctor, get an official diagnosis and prescription treatment plan.

  • Sit back and have your prescription delivered to your door.

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Get Zoloft Online

An online doctor can write an electronic Zoloft prescription and send it to your local pharmacy. You can get a Zoloft prescription from an online doctor by clicking here, and booking an appointment with one of our board certified doctors.

Zoloft for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions is prescription only, so you will need to speak with a doctor before obtaining any medication.

PlushCare offers online consultations with doctors and provides prescriptions for medications such as Zoloft (sertraline).

You can schedule an appointment to consult with a trusted doctor at PlushCare via video chat to see if Zoloft is the right medication for you.


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Please Note: PlushCare does not have online psychiatrists at this time. That said, our primary care physicians are able to prescribe mental health medications such as antidepressants, and if necessary can provide you with a referral to a psychiatrist.

Sources:

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Mayo Clinic. Sertraline (Oral Route) Accessed December 13, 2020 at https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/sertraline-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20065940?p=1

MedlinePlus. Sertraline. Accessed on September 20, 2019 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697048.html

National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sertraline (Zoloft). Accessed on February 9, 2021 at https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Mental-Health-Medications/Types-of-Medication/Sertraline-(Zoloft) 

National Library of Medicine. Sertraline. Accessed on March 15, 2021 at https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Sertraline.

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