Apo-Sertraline

Apo-Sertraline

sertraline

Manufacturer:

Apotex

Distributor:

Pharmaforte
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Sertraline HCl
Indications/Uses
Symptoms of depression including depression accompanied by symptoms of anxiety in patients w/ or w/o history of mania, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (w/ or w/o agoraphobia), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Depression & OCD Initially 50 mg/day. Panic disorder & PTSD Initially 25 mg/day. After 1 wk, dose should be increased to 50 mg once daily. Titration: If necessary, increase dose at intervals of at least 1 wk to a max of 200 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Concomitant use in patients taking MAOIs & pimozide.
Special Precautions
Switching from selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, antidepressants or antiobsessional drugs. History of mania/hypomania, seizure disorder. Suicidal tendencies. Hepatic impairment. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Dry mouth, increased sweating, dizziness, tremor, diarrhea/loose stools, dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, insomnia, somnolence, sexual dysfunction.
Drug Interactions
MAOIs, CNS depressants, other serotonergic drugs, alcohol, lithium, phenytoin, sumatriptan, diazepam, tolbutamide, cimetidine, warfarin.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N06AB06 - sertraline ; Belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Used in the management of depression.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Apo-Sertraline tab 50 mg
Packing/Price
100's;30's
Form
Apo-Sertraline cap 50 mg
Packing/Price
100's
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