SERTRALINE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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SERTRALINE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT SERTRALINE

SERTRALINE uses

SERTRALINE belongs to the class of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). SERTRALINE is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Common side-effects

• Nausea
• Diarrhea
• Drowsiness
• Dizziness
• Dry mouth
• Ejaculation failure

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERTRALINE

• Take SERTRALINE regularly at the same time irrespective of the meals for best results.
• You are recommended to avoid taking SERTRALINE with grape juice as it may lead to increased SERTRALINE levels in your body.
• Keep your doctor informed if you have any history of fits or bipolar disorder.
• Inform you doctor if you are taking any hypertension or diabetes medicines as they may alter blood sodium levels.
• Bring to your doctor's notice if you have taken or taking any other medicines including herbal products before taking SERTRALINE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How does SERTRALINE work? A. SERTRALINE is an antidepressant which belongs to class of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). SERTRALINE works by increasing neurotransmitter serotonin levels in the brain thereby, helps in treating Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and anxiety disorders.
Q. Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking SERTRALINE? A. No, it is advised to avoid drinking alcohol while taking SERTRALINE as alcohol may increase the side effects of SERTRALINE such as drowsiness, difficulty in concentration and dizziness.
Q. Can I give SERTRALINE for my child? A. You are not advised to give SERTRALINE to your child until and unless it is prescribed by a doctor. Use of SERTRALINE for children under 18 years have adverse effects such as anger, aggressiveness and oppositional behaviour.
Q. Is SERTRALINE safe to use during pregnancy? A. No, SERTRALINE is not safe to use during pregnancy. If SERTRALINE is taken in the third trimester (last 3 months) of pregnancy, it may lead to a critical condition in babies known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). If you notice symptoms such as baby appear blueish and is breathing faster, immediately consult a doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking SERTRALINE on my own? A. No, you are not suggested to stop taking SERTRALINE on your own as stopping on your own may lead to adverse effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness, sleep disturbances and shaking. In case you notice any of these adverse effects, please consult your doctor.

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