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Daxid 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Sertraline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 15, 2019

This medication belongs to the drug group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It helps to increase the serotonin amount in the brain that maintains mental health. This improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The dosage of this medication will depend on your age, your health condition, the problem you are suffering from, and the way your body reacts to the first dose. Generally, the capsule form of this medicine is taken along with food after breakfast or the evening meal.

This medication 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

  • Allergy

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

  • Abnormal ejaculation

  • Aggression or anger

  • diarrhea

  • Increased sweating

  • Trouble sleeping

  • constipation

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The top effect of this medication is observed in 4.5 to 8.4 hours after administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not suggested for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Doctor consultation is necessary.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported for this medicine.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is known to excrete through breast milk. Hence, It is not recommended to be used by breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Daxid 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any 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.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

This medication is a selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the uptake of serotonin thus increasing its levels in the brain and helps in relieving the symptoms of depression.

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


    Patients suffering from depression and Glaucoma should not consume this medication.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Alcohol consumption is not suggested in the patients due to the side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration associated with it.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    The medication should not be used in combination with Ciprofloxacin, Clozapine, Ondansetron and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Ques: What is Daxid 50 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication has Sertraline as an active element present. It performs its action by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain.

Ques: What are the uses of Daxid 50 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Daxid 50 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication has some commonly reported side effects such as decreased interest in sexual intercourse, abnormal ejaculation, aggression or anger, diarrhea, drowsiness, increased sweating, trouble sleeping, etc.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Daxid 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Store this medication in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Ques: How long do I need to use Daxid 50 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medicine takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Daxid 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Contraindication to daxid. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as children below the age of eighteen years, hepatic impairment, hypersensitivity, poorly controlled epilepsy, etc.

Ques: Is Daxid 50 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Daxid 50 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as back pain, nightmare, dizziness, weight changes, increased heart rate, inability to control urine, etc.
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About Daxid 50 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Daxid 50 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Daxid 50 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Daxid 50 MG Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Daxid 50 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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