Serdep 50 MG Tablet
Serdep 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) group of drugs. It works by increasing the level of serotonin in the brain to boost mental health. Thereby it helps to subside the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Follow the doctor’s prescription for instructions related to the dosage of Serdep 50 MG Tablet. The dosage varies with the age, health condition, the condition under treatment, and body’s reaction to the first dose. It is generally administered after breakfast or an evening meal.
Inform the physician of your medical history, especially if you suffer from conditions such as bleeding, liver problems, thyroid disease, and seizure. Also, intimate the doctor if you have a medical history of glaucoma in the family. Use of Serdep 50 MG Tablet while you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding, must be after consultation with the doctor. Since dizziness is a common side effect of Serdep 50 MG Tablet, avoid activities like driving. Using alcohol with the medication increases sleepiness and the ability to think clearly.
The common side effects of using Serdep 50 MG Tablet include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite and excessive sweating. Other serious side effects include sudden weight loss, redness, swelling or pain in the eyes, blurred vision, stiff or twitching muscles, muscle tremors, stools with blood, lack of coordination, restlessness, hallucinations and seizures.
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In addition to its intended effect, Serdep 50 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.
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of activity of Serdep 50 MG Tablet lasts upto 2 days to 3 days.
What is the onset of action?
The action of Serdep 50 MG Tablet starts within 4.5 hours to 8.5 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet must not be used during pregnancy.
Is it habit forming?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet is not addictive.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet must not be administered to lactating mothers as it passes out through breast milk.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet reduces mental awareness when used with alcohol.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet may reduce the ability to drive properly as it induces drowsiness.
Does this affect kidney function?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet does not affect the kidney.
Does this affect liver function?
Serdep 50 MG Tablet may impair proper liver functioning.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Serdep 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
A missed dose of Serdep 50 MG Tablet must be skipped if it is time for the next dose. Otherwise, you can make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Overdose of Serdep 50 MG Tablet may increase the side effects of using the medicine and cause rapid pulse rate, severe drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, convulsions, and fainting. Get medical help promptly.
Serdep 50 MG Tablet 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 Alcohol
Serdep 50 MG Tablet increases drowsiness and confusion when used with alcohol.
Interaction with Food
Serdep 50 MG Tablet does not interact with food
Interaction with Medicine
Medications like Ciprofloxacin, Clozapine, Ondansetron, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs interact with Serdep 50 MG Tablet.
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