Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg 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.

Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent levels of 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 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, memory impairment, and low sexual desire. 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.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Sentral Plus Tablet

Benefits of Sentral Plus Tablet

In Depression

Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet works by affecting the balance of certain chemicals (such as serotonin) in the brain. It helps improve mood and feelings of wellbeing, relieve anxiety and tension, helps you sleep better, and increase your energy level. It is an effective antidepressant but may cause drowsiness. You need to take it regularly as it is prescribed for it to be most effective and should not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects of Sentral Plus Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sentral Plus

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

How to use Sentral Plus 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. Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sentral Plus Tablet works

Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg 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 Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg 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
Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Sentral Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet, 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.

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Quick tips

  • Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is prescribed for the treatment of depression.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you get thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life.
  • It is also advisable to inform your doctor if you get aggressive, anxiety, trouble sleeping, an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you, and other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
  • Do not stop taking Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet unless your doctor tells you to do so. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems and your doctor will probably want you to reduce your dose gradually when this becomes necessary.
  • Avoid the use of Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet along with certain medications like aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, or naproxen as it might increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you observe changes in appetite or weight.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other antidepressant.
  • If you have diabetes, you will be asked to monitor your blood glucose level regularly as Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may affect the levels of sugar in your blood.
  • Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient concerns

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DEPRESSION SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. In milder cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended.
Depression,anexity,body. Laziness Depression anxiety,f ear,body laziness
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok since how many months you are suffer from
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet if I feel well?

No, you should continue to take Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet even if you feel well. If you stop taking Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet 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 Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet cause sleepiness?

Yes, Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet 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 Sentral Plus 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet?

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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Country of origin: India

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