When suffer from depression or anxiety, adults often get prescriptions for Zoloft dosage to ease their depression. As a SSRI, Zoloft stops the re-uptake of serotonin, which changes the levels of serotonin in the brain and helps to restore the balance between neurotransmitters. Well, doctors usually recommend an amount of 50 mg once a day. With a starting amount of about 25 mg per day, this is usually a proper dose for children and for adults the dose will generally increase to a final amount of 50mg.
In fact, Zoloft dose vary differently on different people based on several facts, such as the patient' s age, health condition, medical condition and other medicine interactions. Young people from 17 years old and below have specific needs and limitation when it comes to medication. As is always the case, change your dose under your doctor's advice, don't take action separately. Dose for different disease vary too. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Zoloft.
You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Tell your doctor your feeling during the first few weeks of taking Zoloft, your symptoms and your reactions. Thus your doctor can adjust the dose according to your situation. Zoloft may be prescribed throughout the menstrual cycle or limited to the two weeks preceding menstruation.
Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.
For general anxiety disorder, initial dose of 25 mg PO once daily. After one week, increase dose to 50 mg PO once daily. If necessary, increase by 50 mg/day at intervals of not less than one week up to 200 mg/day.
As for the efficacy of Zoloft in maintaining a response, in patients with OCD who responded during a 52-week treatment phase while taking Zoloft.
When a patient takes the Zoloft medication without results, there is a possibility that they are taking the wrong drug or that the dose given is improper.
If you miss a dose of Zoloft, take it as soon as you remember, unless this is close to your next scheduled dose. If it is, miss that dose and then return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Just remember that this medicine has numbers of side effects, take it carefully with your health care provider's advice. Any Zoloft side effect can lead to a Zoloft lawsuit, if you really suffer from Zoloft side effects, you are not alone, Zoloft lawsuit claim center are always at your side.