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Serta 50 MG Tablet 15

Serta 50 MG Tablet 15


    • Rs. 105.00

    Uses :

    Sertraline uses include treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, depression, social anxiety disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Mode of drug action

    Sertraline is an antidepressant drug. Sertraline acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin at the presynaptic membrane which results in the increased concentration of serotonin in the CNS. The increased levels of serotonin for neurotransmission are responsible for the antidepressant activity.

    What are the common side effects?

    Common side effects of sertraline are flatulence, constipation, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, muscle stiffness, sore throat, irregular heart rate, convulsions, confusion, hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting.


    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Do not take MAO inhibitors such as linezolid, isocarboxazid, rasagiline, and selegiline along with Serta, as it causes serious drug interactions.

    • Serta, when taken for the first time may cause suicidal thoughts in young people. The drug should be given under the guidance of parents.

    • Serta causes mood changes, dizziness, and drowsiness; do not perform tasks that need mental alertness.

    • Serta medicine is not recommended in the conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, or bipolar disorder.

    • Do not start or stop taking Serta tablet during pregnancy without doctor’s advice.

    • Do not stop using Serta drug abruptly, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms such mood changes and convulsions.

    What else should I know?

    1. I am on pimozide. Can I take sertraline tablet? No, do not use sertraline along with pimozide.

    2. Is sertraline safe in children? No, sertraline is not recommended for children younger than 18 years.

    3. Can I consume alcohol while on sertraline? No, alcohol may increase the risks of side effects.

    4. What is the effective sertraline dose? Dosage and the usage of sertraline depend on the severity of the disease. Consult your doctor before taking the medication.

    5. Do I increase/ reduce weight by taking sertraline? You may gain weight with use of sertraline.

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