Sertraline hydrochloride (trade names Zoloft and Lustral)

(Trade Names: Lustral and Zoloft)

Form: tablets.
Children: NICE report Sertraline has a UK marketing authorisation for treating OCD in children aged 6 years and older.
Adult dose: 50mg daily initially, increased, if necessary, in 50mg increments over several weeks to a maximum dose of 200mg daily, then reduced to usual maintenance dose of 50mg daily.
Half-life: 26 hours
Drug interactions: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) should not be given within seven days of stopping Sertraline.

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