Sertraline is an antidepressant belonging to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) group of drugs. It commonly used to treat depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder.

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Will Zoloft help in acute anxiety and high homocysteine level?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother aged 52 years suffering from acute anxiety and fear since two weeks with homocysteine level more than 50 umol/L and IgE 122 IU/ml (other blood, urine pararmeters, and hormones are normal). He would like to start Zoloft 50 mg daily for two to three weeks. Is this fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your brother is suffering from acute anxiety and fear for two weeks. Take tablet Alprazolam 1.5 mg once daily for 20 days. Zoloft 5 50 mg daily for two to three weeks is also fine. Homocysteine level of more than 50 umol/L is moderately high. Causes among them are p...  Read Full »

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