Zoloft And Diabetes Type 1

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Zoloft Side Effects

What Is Zoloft (Sertraline)? Zoloft is the brand name of sertraline, an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. Zoloft is in a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They work by controlling levels of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. SSRIs are the most prescribed type of antidepressants in the United States today because they are thought to have fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants Zoloft was originally developed for the United Kingdom market by Pfizer in 1990. It was released under the brand name Lustral and marketed as a safer alternative with fewer side effects and withdrawal symptoms than competing drugs like Prozac. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zoloft in 1999. By 2005, it was reportedly the most popular antidepressant on the U.S. market and the sixth most prescribed brand-name prescription medication, grossing nearly $ 2.6 billion. In addition to treating major depressive disorders, which affect nearly 7 percent of adults in the United States, Zoloft is given to those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric, and obsessive-compulsive Continue reading >>

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  1. Tony P.

    Hey Peter, my name is Tony and I am also on anxiety and depression medz. I am also:
    Type 1 (I, a man of 40,was diagnosed when I was 6 years old.)
    prescribed :
    Welbutrin (for depression, taken for 5 years.)
    Lamictal (for mood stabilizer, taken for 5 years.)
    Buspar (for anxiety, for 1 year.)
    Risperdal (for manic phase of bi-polar and concentration for 6 months)
    not to mention cholesterol and blood pressure mendz as well. (interaction's/side effects??)
    What about types and brands of insulin's (they ARE hormones too)?

  2. Kevin T.

    It could also be the opposite. Stress is known to be a factor in diabetes, so it's possible that the anti-stress meds have dampened the disease.

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