Latest Zoloft Stories

2011-08-02 00:00:29

The US Drug Watchdog says,"Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, better known as SSRI's, are used as an antidepressant. SSRI Antidepressants have a known link to birth defects when taken while pregnant. Some of the more popular brands of Zoloft and Prozac are included." The group fears potentially thousands of US newborns, or infants could be effected. According to the US FDA, "Taking the anti depresants Prozac, or Zoloft while pregnant can increase the risk of the baby having severe birth...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the antidepressant Zoloft, has launched a new Web site designed specifically to inform the public about links between the medication and various serious birth defects. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 According to a July 4, 2011, piece in the New York Times, an article published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reported "an elevated risk of autism in children whose mothers took a...

2009-01-29 11:35:00

Researchers have concluded that Pfizer Inc's Zoloft and Forrest Laboratories Inc's Lexapro are superior antidepressant drugs compared to 12 other new drugs in their class. Doctors previously considered there to be very little difference between various antidepressants due to previous research, including one 2006 US government study that concluded that patients with major depression fared equally as well on various antidepressant drugs. However, after analyzing data from 117 studies...

2008-10-31 08:30:00

The most common psychiatric illnesses in children are successfully treated with a popular antidepressant and months of psychotherapy, according to researchers. The study found the drug sertraline, available as a generic and under the brand name Zoloft, worked best when combined with therapy. Dr. John Walkup, lead author of the government-funded research, said each method alone also had big benefits. The study, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, was scheduled for...

2006-08-17 12:47:42

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In non-depressed patients who have recently suffered a stroke, prophylactic treatment with Zoloft (also called sertraline) does not prevent the onset of depression in the following 6 months, according to results of a study. Depression after stroke is common, affecting approximately 1 in every 3 survivors, note Dr. Osvaldo P. Almeida and colleagues from the University of Western Australia, Perth. They examined whether Zoloft started within 2 weeks of a...

2006-06-29 09:50:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc. said on Thursday that it plans to introduce a generic version of its antidepressant Zoloft as soon as a rival generic hits the U.S. market, which could be as early as Saturday. The world's biggest drugmaker loses market exclusivity on Zoloft, which generated U.S. sales in 2005 of almost $2.6 billion, at midnight on Friday. In a move which reflects a growing trend among drugmakers to take on generic drugmakers, Pfizer will make and sell its own generic Zoloft...

2006-05-02 08:14:03

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Maintenance treatment with the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) after a first episode of depression has resolved extends the time to relapse in patients with diabetes, study results suggest. And sustained remission of depression is associated with improved control of blood sugar. Depression is highly prevalent among patients with diabetes, Dr. Patrick J. Lustman, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues note, and...

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