Serta 50 Tablet

138.75

1 Strip = 15 tablets

Rx Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
SALT COMPOSITION
Sertraline (50mg)

Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Serta 50 Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed for depression and anxiety-related conditions like panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Serta 50 Tablet is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (depression and irritability before menstrual period in women). It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Some common side effects of Serta 50 Tablet include nausea, indigestion, loss of appetite, increased sweating, tremors, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and diarrhea. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

USES OF SERTA TABLET

  • Depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Anxiety

SIDE EFFECTS OF SERTA TABLET

Common
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Tremor
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased sweating
  • Loss of appetite

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. Serta 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW SERTA TABLET WORKS

Serta 50 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 of depression and also relieves symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and anxiety.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Serta 50 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Serta 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Serta 50 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Serta 50 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
warnings

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Serta 50 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Serta 50 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.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Serta 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Serta 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Serta 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SERTA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Serta 50 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.

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