Medicine Overview of Setmax Tablet
Side Effects of Setmax are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Weight gain, Diarrhoea, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset.
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. Setmax 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Setmax 50 mg 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 Setmax Tablet
Setmax 50 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
- It is one of the more effective and better tolerated antidepressant medication.
- It causes less sleepiness than other antidepressants.
It has been proven safe for depressed patients with recent myocardial infarction or angina.
Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Setmax 50 mg Tablet affects you.
Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
- The addiction/dependence potential of Setmax 50 mg Tablet is very less.
Inform your doctor if you experience decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm.
Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Setmax Tablet related warnings
Setmax 50 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Setmax 50 mg 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.
Setmax 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Setmax 50 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Setmax 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Setmax 50 mg 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.
Setmax 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Setmax 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Setmax 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Setmax 50 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.
Frequently asked questions about Setmax Tablet
Setmax is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Setmax 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
Q. Is Setmax a mono amine oxidase inhibitor/steroid?
No, Setmax 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
Setmax is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Setmax cause insomnia/hair loss/ weight gain or loss/acne/sick feeling?
Insomnia, headache, weight gain or weight loss and sick feeling are side effects reported with the use of Setmax. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Q. Can I take Setmax for anxiety?
Setmax is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Setmax for your anxiety complaints
Q. Is Setmax a stimulant?
No, Setmax 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
Q. How long can I take Setmax/ Can I take Setmax forever?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Yes, like all drugs, Setmax 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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Taking Setmax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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