Sertraline 100mg

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Sertraline 100 mg tablets are classified as anti-depressants. It is used in the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety and depression, stress disorders, and premenstrual disorders. It also cures the obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder involves unusual fear and thoughts and a cycle of repetitive behaviors and activities. It reduces the frequency of panic attacks and the urge to follow obsessive activities. Sertraline 100 mg belongs to the category of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and enhances the secretion of a natural enzyme known as serotonin in the brain. it also boosts one’s appetite, sleep, and interest in routine activities.

Directions to Use Sertraline 100 mg Tablets

Swallow this medicine as a whole without chewing or breaking it may cause harm to the drug. It is to be taken usually once daily during the evening or morning as suggested by the doctor.

The liquid form of this medicine must be taken by mixing it with another miscible liquid. Carefully measure the dose and mix it with water, lemonade, or orange juice. Drink the mixture all at once. Do not prepare the mixture beforehand. Consume freshly prepared mixture only.

Keep using this medicine if your doctor suggests you do so. Discontinuation of this medication without informing the doctor may worsen the conditions. You may experience headaches, mood swings, and prolonged fatigue.  Your doctor may increase or decrease your dose gradually by carefully examining your medical condition.

Preventive Measures and Contraindications

  1. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to antidepressants like citalopram or other SSRIs. This medication may have inactive ingredients which might cause allergies. Visit your doctor for more details.
  2. Discuss your medical history with your doctor beforehand, if you or anyone from your family suffer from medical ailments such as thyroid, bleeding, liver or kidney problems, seizures, and bipolar disorder.
  3. Sertraline 100 mg Tablets may cause a cardiac dysfunction known as QT prolongation- a condition that affects the heart pulse. symptoms of this medical condition include fast or irregular heartbeat and dizziness are life-threatening and dangerous and need medical attention immediately. Low levels of magnesium or potassium in the blood may also contribute to QT prolongation. Contact your doctor instantly if you experience severe nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
  4. Some other precautions to be undertaken are listed below-
  5. Limit alcohol intake. This may make you feel drowsy and sleepy and may increase the risk of abdominal bleeding.
  6. Before any surgery, do inform your doctor about your use of Sertraline 100 mg Tablets or any other supplements and allopathic medicines you are taking.
  7. Use this medicine only when the doctor clearly prescribes so. Children may experience weight loss or other similar side effects. Closely monitor your child to observe any possible side effects.
  8. You must not use this medication during pregnancy without the doctor’s prescription. It may cause harm to the unborn fetus. Babies who are born to mothers who have used this medication in the last trimester may experience some withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, constant crying, and breathing or swallowing difficulties. Inform the doctor immediately if you witness these symptoms in your babies.
  9. This drug passes via breast milk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding regarding its proper use and dosage.

 Side Issues of Using Sertraline 100 mg Tablets

Common side effects of this medicine are-

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • More sweating
  • Diarrhea

Inform your doctor instantenously if you have problems like decreased sexual interest and ability, shaking or tremors, unusual weight gain or loss, muscle cramps and weakness.

Seek immediate medical help if you witness symptoms like

  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Bloody vomiting
  • Eye pain or swelling

Contact your doctor for more details on how this medicine will affect your body.

Popularly Asked Questions

Q1. How many tablets of Sertraline 100 mg Tablets can we take in a day?

Answer: It is advised to take this medication usually once daily or as prescribed by the doctor. Don’t overtake this medicine or it will lead to serious medical complications.

Q2. Can we take the liquid form of this medicine with lemonade?

Answer: You can take this medicine with water, orange juice, or lemonade.

Q3. Can Sertraline 100 mg Tablets cause diarrhea?

Answer: A common side of this medicine includes bloating and diarrhea. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worst.

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