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Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is a combination medicine which calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also increases the levels of some chemical messengers in the brain and improves mood.

Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent levels of the medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may cause nausea, stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms, sleep disturbance and anxiety.

Some common side effects of this medicine include memory impairment, low sexual desire, nausea, headache, delayed ejaculation, insomnia, depression and confusion. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss depending upon person to person. To prevent weight gain, you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food and exercise regularly. On the other hand, weight loss can be managed by consulting a dietitian who can help you increase the food portions. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may cause suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Censir Forte Tablet

Side effects of Censir Forte Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairement
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire

How to use Censir Forte Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Censir Forte Tablet works

Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Alprazolam and Sertraline, which has anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Sertraline is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Censir Forte 0.5mg/50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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I have sleep disorder from last 8 years. During the sleep dreams comes. I took quatan 25mg and nexito forte approx 5 years.After changing the doctor i have been prescribed mirtaz 7.5mg ,nexito 10 and 0.5 lonazep fir 2 years. After that i took sertraline 50mg ,lonazep 0.5mg then 100 mg sertraline ,lonazep 0.5mg then mirnite 15mg then 100 mg sertraline ,lonazep 0.5mg and arip mt-5 . I am getting a solutions for sleep disorder. You are requested to review and advise me.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Sleep problems are often caused by underlying physical and/ or psychological cause. This requires examination of the patient so that proper treatment can be initiated. Often stress/ anxiety/ depression or mood disorder needs to be dealt with and sleeping pills are not adequate treatment. Please go through the link below - http://drjyotikapoor.com/2015/01/26/sleep-disorders/
I started with nexito forte , one tablet/day after consulting psychiatrist again,he prescribed me nexito LS (bd) I am taking now nexito LS from last 45 days with almost 40% releif but negative thought still harms me What to do please help
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Censir Forte if I feel well?

No, you should continue to take Censir Forte even if you feel well. If you stop taking Censir Forte suddenly, serious withdrawal problems may occur. Consult your doctor instead of stopping it yourself, your doctor might decrease your dose gradually.

Q. Can the use of Censir Forte cause sleepiness?

Yes, Censir Forte can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Censir Forte?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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