ZOLOFT(R) (sertraline HCl)

How to use your
ZOLOFT Choice Card*

Here are some answers to common questions about the ZOLOFT Choice Card to help you get the most out of using it.*

*Some exclusions apply. See Terms and Conditions below.

How to use your card

  • How does the ZOLOFT Choice Card work at a retail pharmacy?

    Every time you fill your ZOLOFT® (sertraline HCl) prescription at a retail pharmacy, provide your ZOLOFT Choice Card to the pharmacist. By using the Card, you may pay a minimum of $4 per fill for brand-name ZOLOFT. Keep your Card to use every time you fill your ZOLOFT prescription. The Card is good until December 31, 2015.

     
  • How does the ZOLOFT Choice Card work for mail-order pharmacies?

    Depending on your cost ($4 or $30 for a 30-day supply), you will pay amounts directly related to the prescription duration you are purchasing. Therefore, if your out-of-pocket cost is $4, you will pay $8 for a 60-day supply and $12 for a 90-day supply. If your out-of-pocket cost is $30, you will pay $60 for a 60-day supply and $90 for a 90-day supply of ZOLOFT.

    • Make a copy of your pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt not valid)
    • Circle the product name, date, and price
    • Make a copy of the front of your ZOLOFT Choice Card and write your name and address at the top
    • Mail these items to the address below:

      ZOLOFT Choice Program
      14001 Weston Parkway, Suite 103
      Cary, NC 27513-9967

  • How much will I save?

    Depending on your cost ($4 or $30 for a 30-day supply), you will pay amounts directly related to the prescription duration you are purchasing.

  • Can the pharmacist activate the ZOLOFT Choice Card for me?

    No, the pharmacist cannot activate the ZOLOFT Choice Card for you. Cards that require activation will have a sticker on them that provides activation instructions. Patients can activate the Card by calling 1-866-709-6100 toll-free or by activating at ZOLOFT.com. If your Card does not specifically include an activation message, then no additional steps are required. Remember to hold on to the Card and present it to the pharmacist each time you fill your prescription.

  • I do not have prescription drug coverage or insurance. Can I still participate in the ZOLOFT Choice Card program?

    Yes, cash-paying eligible patients can use the Card to purchase ZOLOFT® (sertraline HCl) for $30 per fill.

  • What happens after the date on the Card has passed?

    If the expiration date on your ZOLOFT Choice Card has passed, it is no longer valid.

  • Can I use the Card in conjunction with other rebates?

    No. The ZOLOFT Choice Card cannot be combined with any other rebate, coupon, free trial, or similar savings offer on the same prescription.

  • My pharmacist was unable to process my ZOLOFT Choice Card. How do I receive my reimbursement?

    If you've already filled your prescription, you can receive reimbursement via a mail-in rebate.

    • Make a copy of your pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt not valid)
    • Circle the product name, date, and price
    • Make a copy of the front of your Card and write your name and address at the top
    • Mail these items to the address below:

      ZOLOFT Choice Program
      14001 Weston Parkway, Suite 103
      Cary, NC 27513-9967

      All rebate submissions will be processed within 10 to 14 business days of the date we receive your information.

  • Can I use this ZOLOFT Choice Card for other medications that I'm taking?

    The ZOLOFT Choice Card can be used for ZOLOFT prescriptions only.

  • My ZOLOFT Choice Card is damaged. How can I get a new one?

    If your Card is damaged, you can call 1-866-709-6100.

  • What if I've lost my ZOLOFT Choice Card? How can I get a new one?

    If your Card is lost, you can call 1-866-709-6100.

  • Is there a minimum number of tablets I need to purchase to use the ZOLOFT Choice Card?

    Yes, the minimum tablet quantity for monthly use of the Card is 30 tablets per month.

  • How often can the ZOLOFT Choice Card be redeemed?

    The ZOLOFT Choice Card can be redeemed once per patient for each prescribed 30-day supply.

  • How quickly can I use the ZOLOFT Choice Card after it is activated?

    Once you've activated the Card, it'll be ready to use right away with a ZOLOFT prescription.

  • What does the ZOLOFT Choice Card cost?
    It is free to sign up and requires no membership fees.
  • Can I use the ZOLOFT Choice Card on a previously filled prescription?

    No, the ZOLOFT Choice Card can only be used for new prescriptions that are filled after you have activated the card.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs

Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially within the first few months of treatment. Depression and certain other serious mental illnesses are important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Anyone considering the use of ZOLOFT or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. ZOLOFT is not approved for use in pediatric patients except for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Do not take ZOLOFT if you:

  • Take a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), including linezolid or methylene blue, or if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks. Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping ZOLOFT. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI
  • Take Orap® (pimozide)
  • Are allergic to sertraline or any of the inactive ingredients in ZOLOFT

Do not take the ZOLOFT liquid formulation if you take Antabuse® (disulfiram) due to the alcohol content of the liquid form of ZOLOFT.

Tell your physician about all the medicines that you take including prescription and nonprescription medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Call a physician right away if you or a person you know who is taking ZOLOFT has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying; attempts to commit suicide; new or worse depression; new or worse anxiety or panic attacks; feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable; trouble sleeping; acting aggressive or violent; acting on dangerous impulses; an increase in activity or talking from what is normal for you (mania); or any other unusual changes in behavior or mood.

Tell your physician immediately if you:

  • Become severely ill and have some or all of these symptoms: agitation, hallucinations, coma or other changes in mental status; coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes); racing heartbeat, high or low blood pressure; sweating or fever; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; muscle tightness, as these may be the symptoms of a life-threatening condition called Serotonin Syndrome
  • Have a rash, itchy welts (hives) or blisters, alone or with fever or joint pain; swelling of the face, tongue, eyes, or mouth; or trouble breathing, as these may be the symptoms of a severe allergic reaction
  • Have any increased or unusual bruising or bleeding, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), or aspirin
  • Have a headache; weakness or feeling unsteady; confusion, problems concentrating, thinking, or remembering, as these may be the symptoms of low salt (sodium) levels in the blood (hyponatremia). Elderly people may be at greater risk for this

Some people are at risk for visual problems such as eye pain, changes in vision, or swelling or redness around the eye. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and get preventative treatment if you are.

ZOLOFT can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how ZOLOFT affects you.

Drinking alcohol while taking ZOLOFT is not recommended.

Women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or who are breastfeeding should not take ZOLOFT without consulting their physician.

The most commonly observed adverse reactions in patients treated with ZOLOFT (seen in 5% or more of patients and at least twice as high as the control group) were nausea (25%), delayed ejaculation (14%), shakiness (8%), increased sweating (7%), lack of appetite (6%), and reduced sexual desire (6%).

In children and adolescents treated with ZOLOFT, adverse reactions were generally similar to adults. However, the following additional adverse reactions were reported in 2% or more of children/adolescents and at least twice as high as the control group: fever, hyperactivity, bedwetting, aggressive reaction, sinusitis, nosebleeds, and a bleeding sign resembling a bruise.

Consult your physician before you stop taking ZOLOFT. Stopping ZOLOFT may cause serious symptoms including: anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or sleepy; headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness; electric shock-like sensations, tremor, and confusion.

Indications for ZOLOFT

ZOLOFT is approved by the FDA to treat in adults Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and Social Anxiety Disorder. It is also approved to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years.

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