Sera 200mg Tablet SR

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Introduction

Sera 200mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders.

Sera 200mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include decreased hemoglobin levels in the blood, increased triglycerides level in blood, decreased cholesterol level in blood, headache, extrapyramidal symptoms, dry mouth, and withdrawal symptoms. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Sera Tablet SR

Benefits of Sera Tablet SR

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Sera 200mg Tablet SR helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Sera 200mg Tablet SR helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Sera Tablet SR

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 Sera

  • Decreased haemoglobin level in blood
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms
  • Decreased cholesterol level in blood
  • Withdrawal symptoms

How to use Sera Tablet SR

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. Sera 200mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sera Tablet SR works

Sera 200mg Tablet SR is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sera 200mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sera 200mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sera 200mg Tablet SR 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
Sera 200mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sera 200mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sera 200mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sera 200mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sera 200mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Sera 200mg Tablet SR for the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
  • It is less likely to cause heart problems and movement disorders than other antipsychotics.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see treatment effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Sera 200mg Tablet SR can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzothiazepine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Sera with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
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Patient concerns

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I have been suffering from acute fever, headache, body pain, joint & bone pain for last two days. I am unable to touch even self skin or walk properly due to heat in hand as well as foot. Lightly swelling in finger and leg. I have taken tab sumo, Allegra 120, paracetamol, ultracet. Please suggest treatment and diet also.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take ACECLO SERA 3 times daily for 3 days
I am losing my hair at a faster rate. the hairfall is occurring from the front left part of the head. on an average i lose a great amount of hair, even i shake my hair the hairfall occur. what diet should I follow to prevent it? what are the thing I should do to prevent the hairloss?
Dr. Souvik Sardar
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use Q sera lotion. -5 sprays twice daily for 3monthstake lots of green vegetables
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FAQs

Q. What does Sera 200mg Tablet SR do to the brain?

Sera 200mg Tablet SR helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain. It acts on various chemical messengers in the brain like dopamine and serotonin. It prevents the excessive activity of dopamine, helping to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and mania.

Q. Is Sera 200mg Tablet SR a sleeping pill?

Sera 200mg Tablet SR can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill. Sera 200mg Tablet SR is approved for the treatment of symptoms of schizophrenia. It prevents as well as treats episodes of mania and depression in bipolar disorder. It is also used with other medicines to treat depression.

Q. How long does Sera 200mg Tablet SR take to work?

You may start seeing an improvement within a week of starting Sera 200mg Tablet SR but full benefits may take about 4-6 weeks to appear.

Q. Is Sera 200mg Tablet SR good for anxiety?

Sera 200mg Tablet SR has not been approved for the treatment of anxiety; however, your doctor may prescribe it for anxiety. Some studies suggest its use in post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and anxiety associated with mood disorders.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR?

Sera 200mg Tablet SR can cause drowsiness. So, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything dangerous until you know how Sera 200mg Tablet SR affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR as it may worsen the drowsiness. Avoid getting dehydrated or over-exposure to heat.

Q. Can I stop taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR if I am better now?

No, you should not stop taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR without consulting your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, irritability and inability to sleep. If you feel better, consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before completely stopping it.

Q. Can Sera 200mg Tablet SR cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Sera 200mg Tablet SR. If you feel you are gaining weight, consult your doctor or a nutritionist who will suggest you a diet and some exercise to help you manage your weight.

Q. How should Sera 200mg Tablet SR be taken?

Take Sera 200mg Tablet SR exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not split, chew or crush the tablets. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not take it with food. It is advised to take this medicine for at least one hour before a meal or at bedtime. Do not take grapefruit while taking Sera 200mg Tablet SR as it may affect the working of this medicine.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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