Side Effects of Deplin are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Weight gain, Diarrhea, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset.
Sertraline 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.
Deplin is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Deplin 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 Deplin a mono amine oxidase inhibitor/steroid?
No, Deplin 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
Q. Is Deplin safe?
Deplin is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Deplin 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 Deplin. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects
Q. Can I take Deplin for anxiety?
Deplin is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Deplin for your anxiety complaints
Q. Is Deplin a stimulant?
No, Deplin 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 Deplin/ Can I take Deplin forever?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does Deplin expire?
Yes, like all drugs, Deplin has an expiry date. Please refer to the package insert or the information on the tablet strip to find out when your medicine expires.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.