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Serdep 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Sertraline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 10, 2020

Serdep 50 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 Serdep 50 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. 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.

Serdep 50 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 Serdep 50 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.

Serdep Tablet is helpful in treating the below problems:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • Allergy

Common side effects of Serdep Tablet are as follows:

  • 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?

    This medicine is found to be safe if prescribed in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose may no be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking to this medication.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken in patient with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.

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 Lab Test

    This medicine may interfere in the pathological tests and result in minor increase in triglycerides (S) and LFTs whereas decrease in uric acid (S)
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • CYP3A3/4 enzyme substrate, CYP2D6 enzyme substrate (minor); CYP1A2 and 2D6 enzyme inhibitor (weak); CYP2C19 and 3A3/4 enzyme inhibitor.
    • Dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, and sibutramine in combination with an SSRI may result in serotonin syndrome; these combinations should generally be avoided.
    • SSRIs in combination with selegiline have resulted in mania and hypertension; these combinations are best avoided.
    • SSRIs in combination with nonselective MAO inhibitors have resulted in severe or fatal reactions; these combinations should be avoided.
    • Serdep 50 MG Tablet may increase the hypoprothrombinemia response to warfarin; monitor.
  • Interaction with Food

    Serdep 50 MG Tablet does not interact with food

  • Interaction with Disease

    • Use caution in patients with depression, particularly if suicidal risk may be present.
    • Use caution in patients with a previous seizure disorder or condition predisposing to seizures such as brain damage, alcoholism, or concurrent therapy with other drugs which lower the seizure threshold.
    • Use with caution in patients with hepatic or dysfunction and in elderly patients.
    • May cause hyponatremia/SIADH. Use with caution in patients with renal insufficiency or other concurrent illness (due to limited experience).
    • Serdep 50 MG Tablet acts as a mild uricosuric - use with caution in patients at risk of uric acid nephropathy.
    • Use with caution in patients at risk of bleeding or receiving anticoagulant therapy - may cause impairment in platelet aggregation.
    • Use with caution in patients where weight loss is undesirable.
    • May cause or exacerbate sexual dysfunction.

Ques: What is Serdep 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Serdep 50 MG Tablet works as an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of central nervous system disorders. It contains Sertraline as an active ingredient. It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain. Different antidepressants act differently from person to person. One should check all the possible interactions with a doctor before starting any medication.

Ques: What is the use of Serdep 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Serdep 50 MG Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Besides these, it can also be used to treat posttraumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, social anxiety disorder. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Serdep 50 MG Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Serdep 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Serdep 50 MG Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include decreased interest in sexual intercourse, abnormal ejaculation, aggression or anger, diarrhea, and drowsiness. Apart from these, the use of this medicine may further lead to conditions like increased sweating, trouble sleeping, weight loss, constipation, and painful urination. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: Can Serdep 50 MG Tablet be used for depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

Ans: Yes, Serdep 50 MG Tablet can be used for depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Along with these, it can also be used for various other conditions. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

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

Ans: Serdep 50 MG Tablet should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Serdep 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used twice or thrice a week, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 2 to 4 days, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Serdep 50 MG Tablet Empty Stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is commonly taken orally from mouth and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on using it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Serdep 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Serdep 50 MG Tablet contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication, away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Serdep 50 MG Tablet
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