Sertima 100 (Sertraline)
What is Sertima 100 (Sertraline) used for?
Sertima-100 (Sertraline) is an oral antidepressant used to treat patients suffering from depression. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that increased the amount of serotonin in the body to elevate mood and reduce feelings of guilt, worthlessness, anxiety, or fatigue. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Sertima 100 (Sertraline)?
Sertima-100 (Sertraline) is typically taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be decided by your doctor based on your current age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter their effects. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Sertima 100 (Sertraline)?
Some patients using Sertima-100 (Sertraline) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are stiff muscles, severe nausea, vomiting, intense diarrhoea, hallucinations, or severe headaches. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Sertima-100 (Sertraline) should not be used by patients who are children under the age of eighteen, taking other MAOI medications, taking other antipsychotic medications, or who have uncontrolled epilepsy, or reduced kidney function. Also disclose if the patient is elderly or has diabetes, controlled epilepsy, a history of suicidal behaviour, a history of bipolar symptoms, bleeding disorders, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or taking other medications affecting blood clotting. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments.
Strictly use Sertima-100 (Sertraline) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Sertima-100 (Sertraline) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.