SERTA 50MG TABLET contains Sertraline which belongs to the group of medicines called Selective Serotonin re-uptake Inhibitors. It is used to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also used to prevent recurrent depression in adults and treat obsessive compulsive disorder in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years old.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Anxiety disorder is known as mental health disorder with feelings of anxiety or fear. You may also experience physical signs of anxiety, such as a pounding heart and sweating. Obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorders are illnesses linked to anxiety with symptoms like being constantly troubled by persistent ideas (obsessions) that make you carry out repetitive rituals (compulsions).
SERTA 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with angle closure glaucoma (eye disorder) and liver disease (such as mild, moderate or severe liver impairment).
Before taking SERTA 50MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have suicidal thoughts, epilepsy or a history of seizures, schizophrenia, heart disease (such as prolonged QT interval, fast heart rhythm) and kidney disease (such as mild, moderate or severe renal impairment).
SERTA 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It should be used with caution in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age). Your doctor will give the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition.
The most common side effects of taking SERTA 50MG TABLET are dizziness, sleepiness, headache, diarrhea, dry mouth, shaking and abnormal taste. Consult your doctor if any of the above side effects worsen.