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Is Zoloft sold by Pfizer outside the United States the exact same one they sell here?



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Is Zoloft sold by Pfizer outside the United States the exact same one they sell here?

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Foreign versions of drugs sold in the U.S, like Zoloft, are not exactly the same as the ones sold here.

 

The Zoloft sold in Canadian pharmacies is in capsule form instead of a tablet like in the U.S. Also, while it contains the same active pharmaceutical ingredient, sertraline, it may have different inactive ingredients. Keep in mind that Zoloft is available as a generic in the U.S., usually at very low cost so buying Zoloft internationally may not be necessary.

 

Although the medication is not exactly the same as the one manufactured in the U.S., the Canadian version is manufactured by Pfizer Canada Inc. and approved for sale in Canada by Health Canada, the U.S. FDA's counterpart that is responsible for regulating medications in Canada.

 

Legally-manufactured Zoloft that is dispensed from licensed pharmacies in other countries is also available for purchase online. Online pharmacies can help you save a lot of money, often 90% less than what you might pay at your local pharmacy. For some patients, this could mean the difference between obtaining a prescribed medication or without it. To save money safely, patients need to avoid dangerous rogue online pharmacy websites. A peer-reviewed study showed that online pharmacies that are not credentialed by groups such as  PharmacyChecker.com are more likely to sell counterfeit medications.

 

Be aware that, under most circumstances, it's technically prohibited to import prescription medication for personal use into the U.S., but there have been no instances of consumers being prosecuted for doing so.

 

The PharmacyChecker Verification Program ensures that online pharmacies that publish the PharmacyChecker Seal are evaluated, verified and monitored.  Using our website, you can compare prescription drug prices among verified online pharmacies that meet good pharmacy practice standards. By doing so, you can make the best decisions for your health and finances.




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Disclaimer: This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is it an endorsement of any product or service. If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.