Serdep 50 MG Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsSertraline
Description

Serdep 50 MG Tablet is an antidepressant which is used to treatment of central nervous system disorders. It is used with caution in adults and children due to the risk of suicidal thoughts. This medicine is not recommended in the patients with a known history of allergy.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Serdep 50 MG Tablet

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Aggression or anger
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased sweating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Painful urination

Uses of Serdep 50 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4.5 to 8.4 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients receiving Serdep 50 MG Tablet. Performing works that require mental alertness like driving vehicle or operating machinery is not recommended.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Occasional side effects like sleeplessness, restlessness should be monitored.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Sertraline.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Serdep 50 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients for at least 14 days after discontinuation of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Occasional side effects like sleeplessness, restlessness should be monitored.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the children, adolescents and young adults with the major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Patient's caretakers should be educated about the symptoms of depression. Any symptoms of change in the behavior should be reported to the doctor.

Weight loss

Significant weight loss is observed in the patients treated with this medicine. Frequent monitoring of body weight is necessary. Any changes in the body weight should be reported to the doctor.

Abnormal bleeding

This medicine may increase the risk of bleeding especially in the patients receiving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and warfarin. Monitoring of blood cells count should be performed. Any symptoms of abnormal bleeding should be reported to the doctor.

Low sodium levels

This medicine is known to lower the sodium levels in the body. This risk is more in the elderly population and in the patients receiving diuretics. Monitoring of sodium levels should be performed. Any symptoms of unsteadiness, headache, difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor.

Hypomania or mania

A Small proportion of patients receiving this medication experienced mania or hypomanic symptoms. Any symptoms of change in the behavior should be reported to the doctor immediately. Discontinue the treatment if the symptoms appear.

Seizures

Patients receiving this medication experienced seizures. It is not recommended in the patients with the history of unstable epilepsy. Discontinue the treatment if the symptoms appear.

Withdrawal symptoms

This medicine should not be discontinued abruptly. It may cause withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, sleep disturbances and anxiety. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with the mild to moderate liver injury. It is not recommended in the patients with the severe liver injury.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for the children less than 6 years of age.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.

Overdose

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a change in pulse rates, severe drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, convulsions, and fainting. Immediate medical intervention may be required if the overdose symptoms are severe.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients receiving central nervous system depressants due to the increase in the nervous system side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in the patients receiving Serdep 50 MG Tablet. Performing works that require mental alertness like driving vehicle or operating machinery is not recommended.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Clozapine

Ondansetron

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Disease interactions

Depression

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the patients with depression. Patients caretakers should be educated about these symptoms. Any changes in the behavior should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with the history of glaucoma. Any symptoms of changes in the vision should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Serdep 50 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. The treatment should be started at lower doses and increase the dose gradually based on the response. Do not stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Food timings: Information not available

Administration time: Information not available

Sleep inducing: Information not available

How it works
It works by increasing the levels of certain chemical substances in the brain and thus helps in relieving the depressive symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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