The Brand Name ACTISER Has Generic Salt :: Sertraline
ACTISER Is From Company Unimarck Priced :: Rs. 60
ACTISER have Sertraline is comes under Sub class Anti Depressants of Main Class Nervous System
Main Medicine Class:: Nervous System Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Depressants
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Indications for Drugs ::
Depressive illness, Panic disorder, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Social anxiety disorder
Drug Dose ::
Depressive illness :Initially 50 mg daily, increased if necessary by increments of 50 mg over several weeks to maximum 200 mg daily. Usual maintenance dose is 50 mg daily. Child and adolescent less than 18 years are not recommended. Obsessive-compulsive disorder :Adult and adolescent over 13 years- Initially 50 mg daily, increased if necessary in steps of 50 mg over several weeks. Usual dose range is 50-200 mg daily. Child (6-12 years) – Initially 25 mg daily, increased to 50 mg daily after 1 week, further increased if necessary in steps of 50 mg at intervals of at least 1 week (maximum 200 mg daily). Post-traumatic stress disorder: Initially 25 mg daily, increased after 1 week to 50 mg daily; if response is partial and if drug is tolerated, dose can be increased in steps of 50 mg over several weeks to maximum 200 mg daily. Child and adolescent less than 18 years are not recommended.
Drug Precautions ::
Precaution should be taken in case of liver problems, kidney diseases, seizures, heart problems and any allergies. This drug may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Caution should be taken in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Caution is advised while using this product in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Do not take this drug if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the last five weeks.
Drug Side Effects ::
Sertraline may cause side effects like upset stomach, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, loss of appetite, weight changes, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, pain, burning or tingling in the hands or feet, excitement, sore throat etc.
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Drug Mode of Action ::
Sertraline has a potent and selective inhibitory action on CNS neuronal reuptake of 5-HT resulting in increased 5-HT concentrations at the synaptic clefts, leading to sustained activity at the postsynaptic receptor sites and improvement of depression. Reduction of serotonin turnover (in brain) also contributes to its action. Its long half-life allows once daily admin.
Drug Interactions ::
May increase risk of delirium when used with antimuscarinics. Increased risk of extrapyramidal symptoms and neuroleptic malignant syndrome when used with aripiprazole. Serum levels may be reduced by carbamazepine. Concurrent use with dihydroergotamine or linezolid may lead to serotonin syndrome. May increase serum levels of lamotrigine and risk of toxicity. May increase serum levels of olanzapine, pimozide, risperidone, methadone, clozapine and amiodarone. Plasma levels may be increased by cimetidine and ritonavir. May increase the anticoagulant activity of warfarin and acenocoumarol. Potentially Fatal: Concomitant admin with MAOIs can result in serious serotonin syndrome.