Sertaline Hydrochloride Tablets IP. 50 mg
HOW TO USE SERTANOL TABLET
HOW SERTANOL TABLET WORKS
Sertanol 50 Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed for depression, anxiety-related conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
Sertanol 50 Tablet may also be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (depression and irritability before menstrual period in women). It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms.
Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).
To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.
Some common side effects of Sertanol 50 Tablet include nausea, indigestion, loss of appetite, increased sweating, tremors, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and diarrhea. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.
USES OF SERTANOL TABLET
- Treatment of Depression
- Treatment of Post traumatic stress disorder
- Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Treatment of Panic disorder
- Treatment of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Treatment of Anxiety
- Treatment of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
BENEFITS OF SERTANOL TABLET
In Treatment of Depression
In Treatment of Post traumatic stress disorder
In Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder
In Treatment of Panic disorder
In Treatment of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
In Treatment of Anxiety
In Treatment of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
SIDE EFFECTS OF SERTANOL TABLET
Common side effects of Sertanol
- Delayed ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Low sexual desire
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as you may be given a smaller dose initially and then increased slowly as required.
Use of Sertanol 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SERTANOL TABLET?
What is the valid prescription?
In order for a prescription to be valid it must include: Patient Name (full name, no initials) Date prescription was written Drug Name (Brand name, Generic name if available) Drug Strength (How many mg, mEq, grams, etc.) Dosage Form (Tablets, Capsules, Ointment, Creams, Spray, etc.) Correct and Valid Directions (How often to take it and how to take it) Quantity to Dispense (number of capsules, tablets, packs, etc. & volume of liquids) Prescriber Signature (Doctors, dentists, etc.) DEA Number (required for controls) Prescriber address and phone number A lot of times, prescriptions are given back to patients because at least one of the above requirements were missing or invalid. If this happens, you would have to go back to your doctor's office to get it fixed. The best thing to do when your doctor writes your prescription, is to spend 1-2 minutes looking at your prescription to make sure everything looks good before going to the pharmacy. Sometimes it may be hard to read your doctor's handwriting. If that is the case, ask your doctor what he/she has written when you are handed your prescription and make sure the prescription has met the requirements.