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Daxid 100 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Sertraline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used for treating obsessive compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (feeling of depression and irritability before menstruation). Belonging to the drug group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the medication helps to increase the serotonin amount (a natural substance) in the brain that maintains the mental health. This improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The dosage of Daxid 100 MG Tablet will depend on your age, your health condition, the problem you are suffering from, and the way your body reacts to the first dose. It is available both in tablet and liquid form. You can take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor, with or without food. Generally, the capsule form of this medicine is taken along with food after breakfast or the evening meal.

Your doctor must be informed if you have a medical history of bleeding, liver problems, thyroid disease, seizure disorder or a family medical history of glaucoma (eye disorder). Also if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or a breastfeeding mother, your doctor must have prior knowledge about the same before prescribing the medication as it may affect the baby.

Daxid 100 MG Tablet can have some common side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite and excessive sweating. You can consult your doctor if these conditions persist or even get worse. However, you must inform your doctor immediately if you face any of the following serious side effects:

  • Unusual weight loss
  • Redness, swelling or pain in the eyes, widened pupils or blurred vision
  • Stiff or twitching muscles and muscle tremors
  • Black stools accompanied with blood
  • Lack of coordination, restlessness, hallucinations or seizures

As Daxid 100 MG Tablet can make you feel drowsy or dizzy, it is better to avoid activities that require your concentration like driving until you are sure how your body reacts to the initial doses. Try to avoid alcohol as it can increase your sleepiness and affect your ability to think and perform clearly.

Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of depression like feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder like repetitive thoughts and behaviour.
Panic disorder
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of panic disorder like sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands.
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which develop in a patient after a shocking or scary traumatic condition or an accident.
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder like severe depression, irritability, and tension before menstruation.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of social anxiety disorder like extreme fear of being watched, red face or blushing, avoiding social situations and staying quite.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Sertraline.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Daxid 100 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients for at least 14 days after discontinuation of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
In addition to its intended effect, Daxid 100 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse Major Common
Abnormal ejaculation Major Common
Aggression or anger Major Less Common
Diarrhea Major Less Common
Drowsiness Major Less Common
Increased sweating Major Less Common
Trouble sleeping Minor Common
Weight loss Minor Common
Constipation Minor Less Common
Painful urination Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4.5 to 8.4 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Occasional side effects like sleeplessness, restlessness should be monitored.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Daxid 100 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a change in pulse rates, severe drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, convulsions, and fainting. Immediate medical intervention may be required if the overdose symptoms are severe.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Depression Major
This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the patients with depression. Patients caretakers should be educated about these symptoms. Any changes in the behavior should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Glaucoma Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with the history of glaucoma. Any symptoms of changes in the vision should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients receiving Daxid 100 MG Tablet. Performing works that require mental alertness like driving vehicle or operating machinery is not recommended.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ciprofloxacin Moderate
Daxid 100 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients receiving medications that can cause irregular heart rhythm. Inform the doctor if you have a history of heart disease. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Clozapine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor as the risk of adverse effects on the heart is very high if these medicines are administered together. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking them together. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine that does not interact.
Ondansetron Major
Combined use of these medications is not recommended due to the risk of seizures, confusion, fast and irregular heartbeat. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking them together. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine that does not interact.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Moderate
Daxid 100 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients receiving medications that affect the coagulation. Monitoring of blood platelet levels should be made. Any symptoms of swelling, weakness and abnormal bleeding should be reported to the doctor.
What are you using Daxid 100 MG Tablet for?
Depression
Other
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Panic disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
Aggression or anger
Drowsiness
Trouble Sleeping
Increased sweating
Abnormal ejaculation
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from panic attack/disorder from Nov. 2009.Doctor prescribed mostly Daxid 1000.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from panic attack/disorder from Nov. 2009.Doctor prescribed mostly Daxid 1000.
is ur panic controlled, if so feel happy. daxid is not first drug of choice, if it s not controlled or u have side effects, discuss with him or get a second opinion
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I am 25 year old male, I used to have daxid 100 mg in a week. Does it cause any problem. By using this I have feel of having confidence than before.

Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 25 year old male, I used to have daxid 100 mg in a week. Does it cause any problem. By using this I have feel of...
Daxid is an antidepressant. You should take only if a Dr. Has prescribed. If you are taking on your own, please stop, as you may not be taking for right reasons and in right dosage. If you are having a feeling of continuous sadness, then you should try natural methods first. Do 30 mins exercise daily and eat more natural foos like fruits, green veggies, nuts & coconut water. You will feel better.

I am suffering from anxiety problem and panic attacks also I am taking daxid 200 MG but not relief please help me.

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from anxiety problem and panic attacks also I am taking daxid 200 MG but not relief please help me.
For anxiety and panic attacks, along with medications try meeting a psychologist. They can teach you techniques that could help you long term in managing your anxiety symptoms. Psycho education is essential to handle any issue. There are some therapies that have worked very well with anxiety and panic attacks.

I am facing problem of depression right now taken medicine daxid 100 and nitravet but right now I am not feeling well.Please advise.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am facing problem of depression right now taken medicine daxid 100 and nitravet but right now I am not feeling well...
Along with medication go for psychotherapy talk about it to a mental health professional consult with me or any psychologist for therapy & counseling connect with me through the app all the best.

Is nexito forte and daxid a good combination for getting rid of anxiety and depression? I got this from a professional psychiatrist. Please answer! Thank you.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship, Diploma in Mental Health care & Counseling
Psychologist, Madurai
Is nexito forte and daxid a good combination for getting rid of anxiety and depression? I got this from a professiona...
Dear Lybrate user. There is no such good or bad anti-depression medicines as you mentioned. A particular drug gives good results for one person and the same gives a different result in another person. That's why the follow up by the same doctor is always encouraged. The Doctor Who prescribed the medicines can effectively evaluate the desired/undedired results of the drugs and modify or change the dosages and medicines accordingly in order to get the best results. Please keep in touch with your psychiatrist periodically.
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Popular Health Tips

Are you suffering from SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?? Take this test & Know yourself!!!

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Certificate in Medical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, Akola
Are you suffering from SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?? Take this test & Know yourself!!!
Social Anxiety Disorder
An intense fear of social situations that leads to difficulties
with personal relationships and at the workplace or in school is most common in people with social anxiety disorder. Individuals with social anxiety disorder often have an irrational fear of being humiliated in public for “saying something stupid,” or “not knowing what to say.” Some people use drugs and alcohol to try and reduce their anxiety. This is very dangerous because even though some drugs make people feel less anxious when they are high, anxiety becomes even worse when the drugs wear off.
Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder
What treatments are available for anxiety disorders?
Effective treatments include medications and psychotherapy techniques like imagined exposure. In most cases, a combination of psychotherapy techniques and medications is most beneficial.Some commonly used medications for anxiety
disorders are medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
(SSRIs) like sertraline (Daxid), escitalopram (Nexito) & many more. In addition, importance of having a good diet and getting enough sleep are known to decrease symptoms in people. Regular exercise has also been scientifically proven to be effective.
30 people found this helpful

M.D., Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Mohali
Certain antidepressants are prescribed for a variety of disorders besides depression, including bulimia, hot flashes, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke recovery and sexual dysfunction.

A new study has revealed that a commonly prescribed anti-depressant, sertraline, marketed as zoloft, significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed individuals but decreased the volume of two brain areas in non-depressed individuals.

The findings of the study also suggest that although it is a common practice to prescribe antidepressants for various disorders besides depression, taking these medicines for treating disorders other than depression may expose us to unknown risks.
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Premature Ejaculation - Treatment Options Available For It!

BAMS, PG Diploma (Sexual Therapy), PG Certificate (Cosmetology & Laser Therapy), PG Diploma in sexology, psychosexual medicine, infertility, Fellowship in Sexology, Fellowship in Medical Trichology, Fellowship in Clinical Cosmetology, Advance Medical Skin Aesthetics and Laser, PG Diploma in clinical Cosmetology, PG Diploma in Medical Trichology, Hair Transplant Assistant, OZONE THERAPY, MD-BIO CHEMIC MEDICINE
Sexologist, Kolhapur
Premature Ejaculation - Treatment Options Available For It!

Since long, ailments which can hamper your physical intimacy with your partner are of grave concern and amongst these premature ejaculation tops the list. Thus it is important that you discuss it out with your partner along with a therapist and resolve it through medical help. 

It is important that we understand what is premature ejaculation in order. Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after penetration.It may result in unsatisfactory intercourse for both partners. This can increase the anxiety of that person. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction.
 
What are the causes behind PE?
The exact cause of premature ejaculation is unknown, but it's often rooted in physical, psychological, or emotional issues. In some cases, it may be related to a medical cause such as hormonal problems, injury, or a side effect of certain medicines.

Other causes may include:

  • Early experiences with masturbation and sex.
  • Erectile Dysfunction.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Intercourse with a new partner.

What are the symptoms?: The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration. The main symptom is an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after intercourse begins. Ejaculation occurs before the person wishes it, with minimal sexual stimulation.

 
How it is diagnosed?: Premature ejaculation is diagnosed based on typical symptoms. To understand your problem, your doctor will need to discuss your sexual history with you. Be frank and open. The more your doctor knows, the better he or she can help you.
 
How it is treated?: In many cases premature ejaculation gets better on its own over time. Treatment may not be needed. But there are some serious conditions that need to be treated. If you are suffering from depression you should take medications to remove your depression, such as Paxil (paroxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), and Prozac (fluoxetine).

Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. You can try using a condom to reduce sensation to the penis. Or you can try a different position (such as lying on your back) during intercourse.

These therapies may be used together in different combinations to treat premature ejaculation and in turn improve your self-esteem and sex life. Behavioral therapy is one possible approach for treating premature ejaculation. Most commonly, the 'squeeze technique' is used. Some men with premature ejaculation may benefit from drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis).

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3137 people found this helpful

Premature Ejaculation - Treatment Options Available For It!

FFIM, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Premature Ejaculation - Treatment Options Available For It!

Since long, ailments which can hamper your physical intimacy with your partner are of grave concern and amongst these premature ejaculation tops the list. Thus it is important that you discuss it out with your partner along with a therapist and resolve it through medical help. 

It is important that we understand what is premature ejaculation in order. Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after penetration.It may result in unsatisfactory intercourse for both partners. This can increase the anxiety of that person. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction.
 
What are the causes behind PE?
The exact cause of premature ejaculation is unknown, but it's often rooted in physical, psychological, or emotional issues. In some cases, it may be related to a medical cause such as hormonal problems, injury, or a side effect of certain medicines.

Other causes may include:

  • Early experiences with masturbation and sex.
  • Erectile Dysfunction.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Intercourse with a new partner.

What are the symptoms?: The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration. The main symptom is an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after intercourse begins. Ejaculation occurs before the person wishes it, with minimal sexual stimulation.

 
How it is diagnosed?: Premature ejaculation is diagnosed based on typical symptoms. To understand your problem, your doctor will need to discuss your sexual history with you. Be frank and open. The more your doctor knows, the better he or she can help you.
 
How it is treated?: In many cases premature ejaculation gets better on its own over time. Treatment may not be needed. But there are some serious conditions that need to be treated. If you are suffering from depression you should take medications to remove your depression, such as Paxil (paroxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), and Prozac (fluoxetine).

Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. You can try using a condom to reduce sensation to the penis. Or you can try a different position (such as lying on your back) during intercourse.

These therapies may be used together in different combinations to treat premature ejaculation and in turn improve your self-esteem and sex life. Behavioral therapy is one possible approach for treating premature ejaculation. Most commonly, the 'squeeze technique' is used. Some men with premature ejaculation may benefit from drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis).

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3361 people found this helpful

PTSD - Tips To Help You Cope With It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
PTSD - Tips To Help You Cope With It!

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an abnormal condition of the mind that develops when a person is exposed to certain traumatic events in life such as accidents, sexual assault or warfare.

The major symptoms of PTSD are:

  1. Reliving the traumatic experience over and over again; this leads to severe and long-term mental distress.
  2. Recurring dreams about the events.
  3. Provocation of traumatic thoughts by the slightest event that causes distress to the individual.
  4. Avoiding memories and thoughts that might remind them of the event.
  5. Developing a negative view of themselves and the world.
  6. Developing social or specific phobias.

Treatment

  1. Medication and antidepressants: Medicines such as paroxetine, sertraline and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) help the individual address insomnia related problems that occur due to PTSD and suppress nightmares.
  2. Psychotherapy: This form of therapy is used to cure both mental health conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression) as well as emotional problems that result from PTSD. Skilled mental health experts are needed for this form of treatment to be administered. They would listen to each individual patiently and provide effective strategies to give solutions to the problems. Some of these therapies are:

    1. Cognitive Behavioural therapy: This therapy enables the individual to adapt to changes and recognize thought patterns which lead to irrational and negative behaviour and actions.
    2. Exposure therapy: This therapy causes the affected individual to first become anxious by exposing him/her to the traumatic memories, situations and objects by simulating them. The therapy helps the person to overcome his/her fears and become comfortable in the same environment that had previously caused fear and anxiety.
    3. Group therapy: This popular and effective form of therapy allows the individual to share his/her feelings, fears and thoughts with a group of people who have themselves experienced similar trauma in their lives. Sharing such experiences helps reduces stress levels.

Some Self-Help and Coping Tips include:

  1. Avoiding situations that cause PTSD can worsen the condition. Hence, the individual should try to embrace and face such situations boldly.
  2. PTSD can result in loss of motivation and stress. Try utilizing your time in socialising, indulging in certain or even exercising for that matter.
  3. Taking some time out to relax and having fun is very important. This calms the body and mind, thereby improving one’s mood.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3693 people found this helpful

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About Daxid 100 MG Tablet
When is Daxid 100 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Daxid 100 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Daxid 100 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Daxid 100 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Daxid 100 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Daxid 100 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Daxid 100 MG Tablet?