Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Shortage of Antidepressant Zoloft

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has made the popular antidepressant Zoloft harder to come by as fear of COVID-19 increased demand, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. Zoloft is used to treat depression, OCD and PTSD, and is sold under the generic name sertraline

Since Friday, the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has put Zoloft on its list of drugs in short supply.

Prescriptions for Zoloft rose 12% in March compared to last year, reaching nearly 5 million -- the greatest number ever, Bloomberg said. Prescriptions did drop a bit in April, to 4.5 million.

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