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Serenace 5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Serenace Tablet belongs to a class of medications known as antipsychotics. It contains Haloperidol, which treats certain mental/mood disorders (psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders) and...
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ContainsHaloperidol(5.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Psychosis, Tourette Syndrome
Side effectsAgitation, Muscle spasm, Insomnia (difficulty sleeping), Shaking of hands or feet- Tremor, Extrapyramidal symptoms, Headache, Loss of balance, Skin rash, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Seizures, Fast heartbeat, Constipation, Dystonia, Akathisia, Tardive dyskinesia, Parkinsonism, Muscle stiffness, Erectile dysfunction, Weight gain
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Serenace 5 MG

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Tourette Syndrome

Contraindications of Serenace 5 MG

  • If you have thyroid or renal issues, autism, Parkinson's disease, uncontrolled seizure, or heart problems.
  • If you're under the influence of liquor or other sleep-inducing, asthma, or allergic medication.

Side effects of Serenace 5 MG

  • Agitation
  • Muscle spasm
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
  • Shaking of hands or feet-tremor
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Seizures
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain

Precautions and Warnings of Serenace 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Serenace Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Serenace Tablet belongs to category C pregnancy medication. If used during pregnancy, it may damage the unborn child and cause harm to the mother. If you are expecting to become pregnant or are pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking the Serenace Tablet. If you encounter any pain or discomfort after taking it, stop taking it and consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Serenace Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Serenace Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Some research data suggests that the medicine may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Please consult your doctor if you’ve any concerns regarding this issue.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Serenace Tablet?
A:
Serenace Tablet may make you drowsy and dizzy by lowering your alertness or affecting your eyesight. It’s not advisable to drive while taking this medication.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Serenace Tablet?
A:
When taking this medicine, alcohol consumption increases the chance of severe side effects, including dizziness, concentration difficulties, poor thinking, and others. Consumption of alcohol while taking Serenace Tablet may worsen the disease. In addition, it has the potential to produce extreme sleepiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a known allergy to Haloperidol or any inactive components in the formulation should avoid the medicine.
  • You are suffering from uncontrolled seizures, severe central nervous system depression, or patients in comatose state must avoid Serenace Tablets.
  • You face some adverse side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.
  • Avoid taking this medicine without visiting your doctor first.

Mode of Action of Serenace 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Serenace Tablet belongs to a class of medications known as antipsychotics. It works by preventing dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that influences thoughts and emotions, from acting. The me...
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Directions for Use of Serenace 5 MG

  • Take Serenace Tablet with or without meals preferably at the same time.
  • Take the tablet orally, all at once. Don't crush, break or chew it.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on the dosage and duration of this medication. Do not take doses in larger amounts than advised.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Interactions of Serenace 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Serenace Tablet may interact with the following medications, changing their effectiveness and causing adverse reactions.
  • Anti Fungals-Fluconazole, Itraconazole; Antihypertensives(Clonidine, Guanethidine, Propranolol),Clozapine, Clotrimazole, Tramadol, Levodopa, Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Citalopram, Escitalopram

Interactions with food items

  • There is not enough research available regarding the interaction of this medicine with food and beverage. However, some studies show that you should avoid alcohol and grapefruit during treatment with ...
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Storage and disposal of Serenace 5 MG

Store Serenace tablet at room temperature, away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep medicines away from the reach of children and pets. Don’t flush medications down the toilet or throw them into dustb...
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Dosage of Serenace 5 MG

Overdose

Do not take serenace tab more than the prescribed dose. Taking more than the prescribed dose will not improve your symptoms; instead, they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects like chest tightn...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Serenace Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Don’t double the do...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Zishan Ahmad

Final year MBBS Student

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take a Serenace Tablet with other medicines?

A: Taking other medicines with Serenace Tablet can cause medicine interaction leading to serious side effects. Consult your doctor about all the medications you take and your past medical history

Q: Is Serenace Tablet suitable for long-term use?

A: In certain circumstances, long-term usage of Serenace Tablet may induce dyskinesia (a movement disorder). Your doctor will only prescribe serenace tablet if the advantages exceed the dangers.

Q: Can I Stop taking Serenace Tablet on my own after the desired effect?

A: No, do not stop taking the Serenace Tablet despite having symptomatic relief. Continue the medicine as prescribed by your doctor; otherwise, it may interfere with medicine potency and may lead to withdrawal symptoms like Confusion, chest pains, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or tremors.
Product Details
Brand
SERENACE
Expires on or After
30/08/2023
Last Updated on: 10 Feb 2022 | 07:02 PM (IST)
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