Zoloft


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.

Zo·loft

(zō′lôft′, -lŏft′)
A trademark for the hydrochloride salt of the drug sertraline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zoloft - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor, SSRI - an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
References in periodicals archive ?
These observations are important for human health because Zoloft is widely prescribed for a number of disorders other than depression," said Carol A.
Hundreds of Zoloft lawsuits seek damages against Pfizer claiming that the drug, which was marketed as being safe for pregnant women, was responsible for serious and often life-threatening conditions, including cleft palate, spina bifida, heart defects and club fee.
In the suit filed on her daughter's behalf, the woman says the child was born in 2005 with a malformed anal opening after the mother was prescribed and took Zoloft during pregnancy.
Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer supplied the Zoloft, known generically as sertraline, and placebos for the study, but researchers said the company was not involved with any other part of it.
A molecule like Zoloft should be completely innocuous to a yeast cell, in the way that an antibiotic would be innocuous to a viral infection," says pharmacologist Ethan Perlstein of Princeton.
When Pfizer published only good news about Zoloft, the company boosted doctors' confidence, and that confidence then made the drug more likely to help depressed patients.
J ZOLOFT (sertraline hydrochloride), a selective seretonin reuptke inhibitor developed by Pfizer of the US, is the most prescribed drug for the treatment of depression in the world.
She has chosen to take issue with me for criticizing the use of heroin and cocaine, and for pointing out the similarity with using Zoloft.
It takes time to address medications regarding their potential for creating depression, and it often becomes much easier to simply superimpose Prozac or Zoloft onto a resident with a pharmacologically induced depression, wait to see if it works and, if it doesn't, try something else.
The drug Zoloft, commonly used for depression, also improves quality of life and alleviates disruption in daily activities for the one-quarter of Alzheimer's patients who also suffer from major depression, maintain researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
In general, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, and Paxil, have in recent years become the first line of defense against depression.