Sertraline is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat the following mental health conditions in adults:
- major depressive disorder
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)*
- panic disorder
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- social anxiety disorder
For more information about sertraline’s uses, refer to this article.
* For OCD treatment, sertraline can be used in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older.
Here are some details on sertraline:
- Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
- Drug forms:
- oral tablet
- oral solution
- Brand-name version: Zoloft
Read on to learn about sertraline’s price, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, how much sertraline costs can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of sertraline will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
The cost of sertraline either with or without insurance can vary. In general, costs are usually higher without insurance. Even if you have insurance, you may still have some out-of-pocket costs for sertraline. These are costs that you’re responsible for paying.
If you have questions about the cost of sertraline, such as out-of-pocket costs, talk with your pharmacist. They may be able to help determine what sertraline costs with and without insurance.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about costs of sertraline treatment.
Does sertraline’s cost vary by strength (25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg) or form (tablet, liquid)?
Sertraline’s cost can vary depending on which form you’re prescribed. The drug comes as tablets and as a solution, both of which are taken by mouth. Sertraline’s cost usually doesn’t vary by strength.
Keep in mind that there are several factors that may affect sertraline’s cost. These include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
Your pharmacist may be able to help determine what sertraline could cost for you based on the strength and form you’re taking.
How much does sertraline cost in the U.S.?
Costs of sertraline can vary in the United States and internationally. Costs will also vary based on things such as your treatment plan and insurance coverage, as well as the pharmacy you use.
For more information about factors that affect how much sertraline costs, see the rest of this article or talk with your pharmacist.
Is sertraline expensive?
It depends. There are several factors that may affect sertraline’s cost. These include which pharmacy you use, your treatment plan and your insurance plan.
Your pharmacist can provide more information about how much sertraline may cost for you.
Sertraline is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Sertraline is available as the brand-name drug Zoloft.
A generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics also tend to cost less than brand-name drugs. To find out how the cost of Zoloft compares with the cost of sertraline, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed sertraline and you’re interested in using Zoloft instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Keep reading for information on some ways to reduce long-term drug costs with sertraline treatment.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of sertraline. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Sertraline may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for sertraline, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and sertraline, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and sertraline. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for sertraline.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles on Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of sertraline, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information on the conditions that sertraline is used to treat, the following may be helpful:
- the Medical News Today mental health hub
- this article about sertraline for premature ejaculation treatment
Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.