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Sertraline is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.These drugs act on a specific chemical within the brain known as serotonin.
Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that is involved in the transmission of messages between nerve cells.When the levels of serotonin become unbalanced,it can cause a variety of conditions including depression and panic disorder. Sertraline acts by inhibiting CNS(central nervous system) neuronal uptake of serotonin which raises serotonin levels in the CNS.The effectiveness of Sertraline(Zoloft) is presumed to be linked to its inhibition of CNS neuronal uptake of serotonin (5HT).
So this drug is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and other conditions.
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