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Serenace 5 MG Description

Serenace injection is used for treating schizophrenia. It’s composition is haloperidol decanoate 5 mg. Haloperidol belongs to the class of medicines called antipsychotics. It works by blocking chemic

al substances in the brain that affect mood and thoughts. Schizophrenia is a condition that causes hallucinations, delusions, etc. Serenace helps lower these symptoms. It is also helpful in treating other conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome, psychosis, behavioural problems. Both children and adults can use it. It can cause side effects that impair your driving abilities, concentration, etc. This injection should be administered in a clinical or hospital setting by healthcare professionals. It should be taken in the exact dose prescribed by the doctor. It is essential to drink a lot of fluids as it can cause dry mouth and dehydration. Do not flick or stand up quickly as this medicine causes a sudden drop in blood pressure. It also can cause weight gain, so try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly.


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ContainsHaloperidol(5.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome
Side effectsAnxiety, Restlessness, Agitation, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Sleeping problems, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Heartburn, Vomiting, Painful enlargement of the breast, Problem in urination, Menstrual problem, Low sexual drive, Muscle stiffness, Confusion, Weight gain, Impotence, orthostatic hypotension.
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Uses of Serenace 5 MG

  • Serenace injection can be used for the following conditions.
  • Schizophrenia - a mental disorder that can cause hallucination (hearing and seeing things that are not real), delusion (having beliefs that are not true), mood disorder, etc.
  • Tourette syndrome - characterised by unwanted repetitive movements and sounds, also known as tics.

Contraindications of Serenace 5 MG

  • Do not use Serenace injection if you have the following conditions:
  • On the off chance that you are sensitive to haloperidol or any ingredient in serenace injection.
  • If you have other nervous system disorders like Parkinson's disease.
  • If you are suffering from central nervous system depression
  • If you have an uncontrolled seizure disorder
  • This medicine can cause long-lasting effects in unborn and newborn babies if you are pregnant.
  • If you are breastfeeding
  • If you have dementia-related psychosis, it causes an increased risk of heart failure, pneumonia, death, etc., especially in elderly patients.
  • If you are experiencing conditions like Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) and Tardive Dyskinesia. It can worsen these conditions.

Side effects of Serenace 5 MG

  • Mild:
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Painful enlargement of breast
  • Problem in urination
  • Menstrual problem
  • Low sexual drive
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Confusion
  • Weight gain
  • Impotence
  • Severe:
  • Difficulty breathing, swallowing, walking and talking
  • Seizures
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Involuntary movements
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Prolonged erection
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Disclaimer - If you experience any common side effects for a long time or any severe side effects, consult your doctor and seek medical treatment immediately.

Precautions and Warnings of Serenace 5 MG



Can I take the serenace 1 ml injection during pregnancy?
No, this injection is not recommended for pregnant women. There are limited studies on this. And animal studies showed developmental defects in the unborn baby. So, don't take it without speaking with your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the serenace 1 ml injection while breastfeeding?
No, do not take serenace injection while breastfeeding. There is limited data that suggests that it may pass into breast milk, and its effects are unknown in a newborn baby. Please consult your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken Serenace injection 1 ml?
No, do not drive after getting a Serenace injection. It may have side effects like dizziness, nausea, blurry vision, drowsiness, etc., impair your drive ability.


Can I consume alcohol with the Serenace injection of 1 ml?
No, do not consume alcohol with Serenace injection. It can worsen the condition and increase the severity of the side effects like drowsiness, blurry vision, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have electric conduction problems in the heart; this injection can worsen that condition.
  • You have other heart diseases; you may require a dose adjustment.
  • You have high thyroid levels or hyperthyroidism, be extremely careful with this medicine.
  • You have glaucoma, use this with caution. It can increase fluid pressure in the eye. Dose adjustment is required.
  • You are an older person, the dose of this medicine should be carefully monitored. It increases the risk of adverse effects.
  • You have a seizure disorder; this medicine can worsen the condition.
  • You have a history of liver or kidney disease.

Mode of Action of Serenace 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Serenace injection contains 5ml of haloperidol. It is an antipsychotic medicine, which blocks the action of dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical substance in the brain that is responsible for thoughts and...
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Directions for Use of Serenace 5 MG

  • Take serenace injection before or after consuming food.
  • This injection should be administered by a healthcare professional
  • Do not take this by yourself.

Interactions of Serenace 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Serenace injection Interaction with other medicines
  • Do not take it with antidepressant medications like citalopram
  • Do not combine it with Parkinson's medicines like levodopa.
  • Do not use Serenace injection with antiepileptic medicines like carbamazepine.
  • Do not combine it with medicines that affect your heartbeat.
  • Do not combine it with antihypertensive medicines, antibiotics, antifungals, antimalarial medicines, and other antipsychotics

Interactions with food items

  • Interactions with food
  • Do not consume alcohol with serenace injection. It can be unsafe and cause severe adverse effects.
  • Do not take grapefruit and its juice with serenace injection.

Storage and disposal of Serenace 5 MG

Store serenace injection in the same container it comes in. store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and humidity. Keep it far off from kids and pets. Do not let the medication freeze. Disp...
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Dosage of Serenace 5 MG


Overdose of Serenace injection can cause symptoms like dry mouth, fall in blood pressure, restlessness, constipation, paralysis of intestines, shock, sudden rise in blood pressure, respiratory distres...
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Missed a Dose

Serenace injection is administered in a hospital or clinical setting. Try to go for every dose and follow all the instructions given by your doctor. If you have missed a dose, call your doctor and set...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I gain weight while using Serenace 1 ml injection?

A: Yes, Serenace injection can cause weight gain. Therefore, you should eat healthy food and exercise to prevent gaining excess weight.

Q: Can I stop using Serenace 1 ml injection whenever I want?

  • No, do not stop using Serenace injection without informing your doctor. It can cause palpitations, anxiety, difficulty breathing, confusion and tremors. Its dose should be tapered slowly.

Q: Is Serenace 1 ml injection a habit-forming medicine?

  • No, serenace injection is a typical antipsychotic medication. It does not have any habit-forming tendencies. But be careful with dosage as increased doses can have various side effects.
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Last Updated on: 24 Jan 2022 | 06:25 PM (IST)

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