Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder
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₹1.78/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Sentosa Tablet

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Uses of Sentosa Tablet

Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorder.
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Side effects of Sentosa Tablet

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Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Decreased appetite, Anxiety, Constipation, Increased sweating, Sexual dysfunction.

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How to use Sentosa 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. It is better to take Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet with food.

How Sentosa Tablet works

Sentosa 37.5mg tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

In Depth Information on Sentosa Tablet

Expert advice for Sentosa Tablet

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Sentosa, you should not discontinue it abruptly. Many patients tolerate decreasing 50% dose every 3 days however if the withdrawal symptoms emerge during tapering it would require more gradual tapering over few weeks.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • It can cause a sensation of restlessness or an inability to sit or stand still. This is most likely to occur within the first few weeks of treatment. You should tell your doctor if this happens to you.
  • It may be more effective in some patients with depression who fails to respond to selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRI) e.g. Fluoxetine.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet should be used with caution during lac
tation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Rimarex 300mg Capsule, Tryptomer 25mg Tablet, Serta 100mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Venlafaxine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sentosa 37.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Venlafaxine

No. Sentosa is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Sentosa can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Sentosa.
No. Sentosa is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Sentosa is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.
Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.
No. Sentosa is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can I take vitamin B complex along with Sentosa?
Yes. Sentosa can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Sentosa with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Sentosa can be taken with hepatitis B vaccination. There are no known major interactions between these two medications. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Sentosa.
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Sentosa
After taking immediate-release Sentosa tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Sentosa is seen in 2 hours.
No. Sentosa is not known to cause high.
No. Studies have shown Sentosa causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
The plasma half-life of Sentosa is 5±2 hours.
Both are same medication. Sentosa ER and XR both means extended release preparation which releases the medication slowly into the body and maintains a constant needed medications levels. The advantage of taking ER/XR tablets is the frequency of dosage can be decreased.
Q. Can I take mirtazapine along with Sentosa?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Sentosa. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Sentosa with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Sentosa both increase serotonin levels. Avoid or use any alternate drug. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Sentosa with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Sentosa as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Sentosa with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Sentosa as it causes a serious increase in serotonin levels. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called as serotonin syndrome.
P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Sentosa from the brain. Some studies have shown that Sentosa and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Sentosa is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
The expiry date of Sentosa is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
It takes time for Sentosa to work and it depends from person to person.
Sentosa is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Sentosa XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Sentosa treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Sentosa should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Sentosa, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Yes. Sentosa is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Yes. Sentosa is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Yes. Sentosa is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Sentosa for several weeks.
No. Sentosa does not have habit-forming potential.
You can take a tablet instead of the capsule but only under consultation or prescription of a doctor. You should not change it yourself as the different formulation of a medication may have a different action as drug release would be different in both. This can lead to an inappropriate treatment and may lead to side effects or even failure of treatment.
No. Phentermine can not be taken with Sentosa as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can gabapentin be given along with Sentosa?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Sentosa but only with a consultation of a doctor. They both, when given together, causes an increase drowsiness, sleepiness and decreased concentration in work. Take with caution.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Sentosa?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Sentosa. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
Q. What is the difference between Sentosa and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Sentosa. It is the same medication in an active form.
Sentosa is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Sentosa in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Sentosa?
Both Citalopram and Sentosa are anti-depressants but their action is different. Citalopram results in an increase in the serotonin levels but venlafaxine increases many other neurotransmitters apart from serotonin. Consult your doctor before changing the medication.
Yes. Sentosa is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Yes. Sentosa can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
No. Sentosa is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Sentosa is not approved for treatment of nerve pain disorders but some researchers have proved its efficacy in nerve pain. It is currently used off-label for nerve pain.
Sentosa is not approved for treatment of a migraine but some researchers have proved its efficacy in the prophylaxis of a migraine. It is currently used off label for migraine.
Sentosa is not approved for treatment of hot flashes. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Which medication is best, Buspirone or Sentosa?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Sentosa is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Sentosa to augment the effect of Sentosa. But this can lead to a potentially serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Sentosa is known to cause changes in the neurotransmitters levels and chemicals in the brain which leads to decrease in appetite and this loss of appetite is dose dependent.
Q. Can Sentosa be switched to desvenlafaxine abruptly?
No. You should not change or switch over to any other drug. It may lead to various adverse effects called as discontinuation symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you are not comfortable with Sentosa and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
If you find any side effects like decreased sex drive or impotence talk to your doctor and then you can have some other drug. Do not stop Sentosa by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Sentosa. Sentosa therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.
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