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Serdep 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Sertraline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: May 22, 2019

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.

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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