Medicine Overview of Serta Tablet
Side effects of Serta Tablet
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.
How to use Serta 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 can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Serta 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Serta Tablet works
Serta 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 Serta Tablet
Expert advice for Serta Tablet
- It can take 2-3 weeks for Serta 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 Serta, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- If your doctor asks you to stop Serta, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
- The addiction/dependence potential of Serta is very less.
- You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
Special precautions for Serta 50mg Tablet
Serta 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Serta 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Serta 50mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Serta 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Serta 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Serta 50mg Tablet is recommended.+more
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....
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.
Serta 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Serta 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Serta 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Serta 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dianorm 80mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet
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 for Serta 50mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Sertraline
Serta is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Serta 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, Serta 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
Serta 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 Serta. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Serta is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Serta for your anxiety complaints
No, Serta 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, Serta has an expiry date. Please refer to the package insert or the information on the tablet strip to find out when your medicine expires.
User Submitted Feedback For Serta 50mg Tablet
Patients taking Serta 50mg Tablet
Once A Day
Twice A Day
Thrice A Day
What were the side-effects while using this medicine?
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
No Side Effect
How do you take this medicine?
With or without food
How much was the improvement?
Please rate this medicine on price?
What are you using this medicine for?
Post traumatic stress disorder
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