Serta (Sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to control major depressive disorder in adults. It is believed to work by influencing natural chemicals and neurotransmitters in the brain, such as 5HT (serotonin).
How to use Serta
Serta (Sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to control major depressive disorder in adults. It is believed to work by influencing natural chemicals and neurotransmitters in the brain, such as 5HT (serotonin). Studies have shown that it functions by selectively inhibiting the neuronal reuptake of serotonin and that its effects on dopamine and norepinephrine uptake may be considerably weak. Treatment can, however, help to improve mood and feelings of well-being in patients with depression.
It has other uses. Patients with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) can be treated with it. While it can subdue the symptoms of this condition, it will not fully treat the compulsions that often occur. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (premenstrual syndrome which is severe in nature) can be treated with this medication. When used for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it was discovered to work better in female patients than males.
Some physicians have also treated patients for social phobia (social anxiety) and vascular headaches with this medicine. A number of studies and clinical trials have been conducted which were designed to focus on its efficacy as a potential treatment for premature ejaculation. It was shown to prolong the ejaculation time in certain patients. Another study examined its effects if used for severe refractory tinnitus.
Serta (Serraline) is available in tablets to be taken orally. Each tablet is 50mg in strength. Swallow whole with a glass of water. Adult dosage for panic disorder often differs from that which is required for obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and other conditions. The right dosage will be determined by your physician who may also adjust the dosage if deemed necessary.
Potential adjustments, however, will be solely dependent on patient`s response to treatment and the expert opinion of your physician. Female patients treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder have often been directed by a physician to start with 50mg, taken once daily. The physician will decide if it should be taken only during the luteal phase or for the duration of the menstrual cycle.
Serta Side Effects
Serta (Sertraline) tablets could lead to any of the following side effects
Disclose all side effects to your physician. Some side effects may be of a more severe nature and will require emergency medical care. Some of such side effects include muscle spasms, urination or bladder control problems, joint pain, soreness in the eyes. Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list. All severe reactions should be brought to the attention of a health professional.
You will be warned by your physician not to take this medication while taking an MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor, or if an MAO has been administered in the previous 2 weeks. After taking Serta, wait at least two weeks before taking an MAO.
There is a risk that medications like this can cause notable behavioral changes, including aggression, hostility and restlessness. Panic attacks or suicidal thought are also possibilities. Contact your physician if you start to experience any of the above.