Dear doctor, is the effect on treatment for depression same between zotral and zoloft (sertraline).

Yes. In the usa, zotral and zoloft are both sertraline, a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor. The effect on depression should be the same, depending on dosage.
Both ^ serotonin. Levels. The active ingredient in both is sertraline hydrochloride . I would expect them to have similar effects.

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