Daxid 50mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Daxid 50 MG is a prescription medication used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. It is also commonly used in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety/panic disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and social anxiety disorders. Daxid is an antidepressant and works by regulating levels of chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters. It is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and increases the level of a specific neurotransmitter called Serotonin. SSRIs are one of the most commonly prescribed medications for depression and are generally considered safe. However, under no circumstances should they be taken without consulting a professional. With Sertraline as an active ingredient, Daxid has also been found to be effective in other mood disorders. The medication should be taken as recommended by your treating physician. It is generally advisable to take the tablet at the same time every day as this ensures the best action of the medication, decreasing the chances of relapse of symptoms significantly. It is also recommended to complete the entire course of the medication as prescribed by the treating physician. Abruptly stopping this drug can cause worsening of symptoms....
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|Uses||Treatment of Depressions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, pre-menstrual mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety.|
|Side effects||Dry mouth, diarrhoea, nausea, light-headedness, confusion, increased sweating, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire, tremors, dizziness.|
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Uses of Daxid 50 MG
- First line treatment in major depressive disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Eating disorders
Contraindications of Daxid 50 MG
- Sertraline is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the drug or its components.
- It cannot be used in paediatric patients and young adults.
- Use with caution in patients who are ages 18 to 24 years. There is a risk of an increase in suicidal ideation.
- Sertraline is contraindicated in geriatric patients as it can cause certain disorders associated with increased loss of sodium from the body.
Side effects of Daxid 50 MG
- Transient loss of consciousness (syncope)
- Increased sweating
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Running nose (rhinitis)
- Delayed ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sexual desire
- Increased risk of bleeding
- Suicidal ideation and behaviour
- Sertraline use in the first trimester of pregnancy may cause an increased risk of cardiovascular-related malformations, such as atrial and/or ventricular septal defects in infants.
- In case of worsening of your symptoms such as persistent low mood, increased anxieties, worsening of obsessive behaviour, suicidal ideation, consult your doctor immediately.
Precautions and Warnings of Daxid 50 MG
Can I take Daxid during pregnancy?
This medication is considered unsafe in pregnancy. If prescribed to you during pregnancy, discuss with your treating physician the pros vs cons. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive at the time of prescription.
Can I take Daxid while breastfeeding?
This drug is considered unsafe during breastfeeding. Discuss with your doctor for more information.
Can I drive if I have taken Daxid?
Driving and operating other heavy machinery while on this drug is not recommended as it may cause light-headedness, sedation and sleepiness.
Can I consume alcohol with the Daxid?
This medication should not be mixed with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You notice an unusual change in behaviour.
- It is essential to monitor patients for unusual changes in behaviour and other clinical signs of worsening illness, such as worsening of anxiety, onset suicidal ideation, etc. Regularly evaluate for depression and suicidality, especially when changing the dose of Sertraline. ...
- Sertraline may also cause mania in patients who are at risk for bipolar disorder. Monitor for symptoms of mania in patients who are started on Sertraline, especially if they have a family history of mania or bipolar disorder....
Mode of Action of Daxid 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Daxid is an SSRI. It primarily acts on a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter in the brain called Serotonin. Serotonin helps in regulating mood, personality and wakefulness. The deficiency of this neurotransmitter is thought to be one of the important causes of depression and other psychiatric conditions. It acts by preventing the re-absorption of Serotonin following its normal physiological action by the nerve cells, a process called reuptake. This causes the accumulation of Serotonin, thereby having a direct effect on the improvement of mood and other symptoms the patient may be facing. The blockage of serotonin reuptake is also useful in the management of obsessive-compulsive behaviour. It also has minimal effects on other neurotransmitters indicated in these disorders, such as dopamine and nor-adrenaline. This mechanism of action of Sertraline makes it highly efficacious in the treatment of various psychiatric disorders....
Directions for Use of Daxid 50 MG
- This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
- It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
- Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
- It is recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor. Abrupt stoppage of the drug can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication....
- This medication may require 4-6 weeks for onset of action. Do not increase the dose without explicit advice from your treating physician.
- Driving/ use of heavy machinery is not advised while using this m
Interactions of Daxid 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- It should not be mixed with medications that cause the arrest of bleeding, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulants as Sertraline in itself causes decreased activity of platelets. This may lead to bruising, nose bleeds, or internal bleeding....
- This drug should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of use of Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline etc., as it may cause serotonin syndrome, which is potentially life-threatening....
- The use of Sertraline with thioridazine, pimozide, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, including linezolid or methylene blue, is also contraindicated.
- Patients who are taking other medications which increase the levels of Serotonin should receive education regarding the risks.
- Daxid should not be consumed with disulfiram only in solution form as it contains 12% alcohol, and it may cause an adverse reaction.
Interactions with food items
- The absorption of Sertraline may be improved when taken with food.
- Daxid should not be mixed with alcohol, as it can cause worsening of side effects such as light-headedness, sedation and can be dangerous.
Storage and disposal of Daxid 50 MG
Store below 30 degrees celsius. Store in a firmly closed container out of reach of children and pets. The medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture (not in the bathroom), and out of direct sunlight. Tablets that are expired or no longer needed must be disposed of. Do not flush down the toilet....
Dosage of Daxid 50 MG
The overdose of Sertraline is not well-tolerated. Sertraline toxicity may result in serotonin syndrome, the symptoms of which include: Involuntary muscle jerks (Myoclonus) Muscle Rigidity Increased sweating Tremor Agitated Delirium Increased body temperature (hyperthermia) Treatment of serotonin syndrome requires discontinuing the medication and supportive care. In case of a suspected overdose, rush the patient to a tertiary care centre with ICU facilities for further evaluation and treatment....
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose and go back to the regular schedule. Do not double the dose of the tablet....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have taken Daxid for three weeks now, but still, I feel it is not helping me. Can I increase the dose?
A: No. This medication is known to take up to 4-6 weeks for the onset of action. Consult your treating physician regarding any queries regarding the use of this medication. It is not advisable to increase the dose of this medication on your own with the recommendation of your doctor.
Q: I am having problems with ejaculation since I started this medication. Should I stop it?
A: Delayed ejaculation and low sexual desire are common side effects of this medication. Discuss with your treating physician regarding this for other options and treatment. Do not abruptly stop this medication without the explicit advice of your doctor.
Q: My child has been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Can I use this medication to treat it?
A: axid is a prescription medication that should only be used on the recommendation and directions of a qualified physician. This medication is not recommended in paediatric age groups.
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