Sertima 100 (Sertraline)
What is Sertima 100 (Sertraline) used for?
Sertima 100 (Sertraline) is prescribed to treat patients suffering from depression. The medication operates by balancing the levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce feelings of worthlessness, guilt, fatigue, or anxiety that are associated with this condition. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Sertima 100 (Sertraline)?
Always use Sertima 100 (Sertraline) according to your physician's instructions to get the best results from treatment. Most patients are recommended to take a daily dose of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Sertima 100 (Sertraline)?
Side effects that may occur while using Sertrima 100 (Sertraline) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as fever, flu symptoms, nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, faintness, seizures, stiff muscles, irregular heartbeats, or tremors. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Sertima 100 (Sertraline) if you are under the age of eighteen, if you have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks, uncontrolled epilepsy, bipolar disorder, severely decreased liver function, or if you are taking antipsychotic medications. You are also advised to inform your physician if the patient being treated is elderly, younger than eighteen years old, or if you have a history of bleeding disorders, a history of bipolar disorders, a history of suicidal thoughts, diabetes, epilepsy, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, or if you are taking blood clotting medication. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Sertima 100 (Sertraline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.