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Serta 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer :  Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Sertraline
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Serta 25 MG Tablet

Serta 25 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 Serta 25 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.

Serta 25 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 Serta 25 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.

    What are the uses of Serta 25 MG Tablet

    What are the contraindications of Serta 25 MG Tablet ?

    • Allergy

    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

    What are the side effects of Serta 25 MG Tablet ?

    • Decreased Interest In Sexual Intercourse

    • Abnormal Ejaculation

    • Aggression Or Anger

    • Diarrhoea

    • Drowsiness

    • Increased Sweating

    Key highlights of Serta 25 MG Tablet

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The peak effect of this medication can be observed in 4.5 to 8.4 hours.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Pregnant women must consult doctor before consuming this medication.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before consuming this medication.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      This is found unsafe to consume alcohol with this medication.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      Driving must be avoided by the patients, as this medicine may affect the alertness.

    • 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.

    What are the substitutes for Serta 25 MG Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Serta 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      In case of an overdose, doctor should be consulted immediately.

    How does this medication work?

    This medicine is a selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the uptake of serotonin and helps in relieving the symptoms of depression.

      What are the interactions of Serta 25 MG Tablet ?

      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

        Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medication.
      • 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.
        • Serta 25 MG Tablet may increase the hypoprothrombinemia response to warfarin; monitor.
      • 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).
        • Serta 25 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.

      FAQs about Serta 25 MG Tablet

      • Ques : What is Serta 25 mg tablet?

        Ans : Serta 25 MG works as an antidepressant and works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Serta 25 mg tablet?

        Ans : Serta tablet is used for the treatment of diseases like depression, mental disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and emotional disorder.

      • Ques : What are the Side Effects of Serta 25 mg tablet?

        Ans : Possible side-effects include a migraine, constipation, back pain, nightmare and dizziness.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Serta 25 mg tablet?

        Ans : Serta 25 MG should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Serta 25 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

        Ans : It takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

      • Ques : What are the contraindications to Serta 25 MG Tablet?

        Ans : It should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Hepatic impairment, Hypersensitivity, Poorly controlled epilepsy, etc.

      • Ques : Is Serta 25 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

        Ans : This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary.

      • Ques : Will Serta 25 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

        Ans : No, taking higher than the recommended dose can lead to increased chances of side effects.

      Disclaimer : The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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