Medicine Overview of Serena Tablet
Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.
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. Serena 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Serena 50mg Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
In Depth Information on Serena Tablet
It can take 2-3 weeks for Serena to start working.
Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Serena, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
If your doctor asks you to stop Serena, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
The addiction/dependence potential of Serena is very less.
You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
Serena Tablet related warnings
Serena 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Serena 50mg 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.
Serena 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactatio
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Serena 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Serena 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Serena 50mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as you may be given a smaller dose initially and then increased slowly as required.
Serena 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Serena 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Serena 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Sertraline, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Serena Tablet
Serena is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Serena may cause effects like dizziness, numbness, sleep disturbances, agitation or anxiety, headaches, nausea, vomiting and shaking. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use and discontinuation
No, Serena belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which alter the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain and help improve depression
Serena is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Insomnia, headache, weight gain or weight loss and sick feeling are side effects reported with the use of Serena. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Serena is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Serena for your anxiety complaints
No, Serena belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants. It does not stimulate the brain, but improves depression by increasing the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain
Q. Can I take sertraline with diazepam/ Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)/ alcohol/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ mirtazapine/ amoxicillin/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine)/ Co codamol (paracetamol and codeine)/ ibuprofen?
With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine, and alcohol may alter the effect of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, Co codamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and mirtazapine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Yes, like all drugs, Serena has an expiry date. Please refer to the package insert or the information on the tablet strip to find out when your medicine expires.
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