Sertacad 50mg Tablet

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Sertacad 50mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Pregnancy
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₹5.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Sertacad Tablet

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Uses of Sertacad Tablet

Sertacad 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia, Post traumatic stress disorder and Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of Sertacad Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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How to use Sertacad 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 Sertacad 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Sertacad Tablet works

Sertacad 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 Sertacad Tablet

Expert advice for Sertacad Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Sertacad 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 Sertacad, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Sertacad, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Sertacad is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Sertacad 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Sertacad 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sertacad 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Sertacad 50mg Tablet should be used with caution during lact
ation. 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
Sertacad 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Sertacad 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sertacad 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.
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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, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glychek 40mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sertacad 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Sertraline

Sertacad is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Sertacad 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, Sertacad 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
Sertacad 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 Sertacad. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Sertacad is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Sertacad for your anxiety complaints
No, Sertacad 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, Sertacad 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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