A 31-year-old female asked:

I usually have a generic brand zoloft (sertraline) but recently was given the original and am now experiencing bad side effects. is it possible they work different?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Action same: The action is the same but the blood levels may vary by up to 20% in either direction between the brand name and the generic.
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