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Serentin Tablets

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Serentin Tablets Description

Serentin tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, and bipolar disorder. This is a combination of two medicines, trifluoperazine and trihexyphenidyl. Trifluo

erazine belongs to the class of phenothiazines in the category of antipsychotic medications, and trihexyphenidyl is an anticholinergic medicine. These two components of serentin tablets together work to bring down symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, etc. It is advised to take Serentin tablet at the same time every day. Since this is a prescription medicine, special attention should be given to the dosing schedule. If there is an increase in the dosage, it has the potential to cause a habit-forming action. This medicine should never be taken without consultation with the doctor. Also, it should not be abruptly stopped or discontinued between its course. Some common side effects of serentin tablets are vomiting, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dryness in the mouth, altered tastes due to less saliva, etc. If the side effects cause problems or continue for longer than the expected times, it is best to consult a doctor and look for better alternative medicine.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹12.75
You Save₹2.25 (15% on MRP)
UsesSchizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, confusions, low-sexual desires, weight gain, dryness in mouth
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Uses of Serentin Tablets

  • Schizophrenia.
  • Parkinson’s disease (a condition that causes muscle spasms, Tics, Tremors)
  • Bipolar disorder (a mental condition that causes two distinct phases of moods- manic and depressive episodes)
  • Autistic disorder (a condition in which the affected person has difficulty communicating with new people)

Contraindications of Serentin Tablets

  • Before starting treatment with a serentin tablet, inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following diseases-
  • Liver disease
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney disorders
  • COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (a breathing disorder)
  • Hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid levels)
  • Diabetes (increased blood sugar levels)
  • Heart diseases like irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia)

Side effects of Serentin Tablets

  • Xerostomia (dryness in the mouth)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Postural hypotension (lowering of blood pressure on suddenly standing up)

Precautions and Warnings of Serentin Tablets


Can I take a Serentin Tablet during pregnancy?
No, this medicine is not safe to be taken during pregnancy. Research has shown that there is a danger to the life of the expected baby, so it is always advised to discuss the side effects and benefits of the medicine before starting it during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Serentin Tablet while breastfeeding?
It isn’t advised to take this medicine while breastfeeding. Always discuss the side effects and benefits of the medicine with your doctor before taking this medicine.


Can I drive if I’ve taken the Serentin Tablet?
It isn’t advisable to drive after taking a serentin tablet. Since it causes dizziness and confusion, it can be unsafe to drive after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the Serentin Tablet?
No. Alcohol and this medicine both have the ability to cause dizziness and confusion, which can be harmful for health. It is not safe to consume alcohol after taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your side effects persist for longer than usual and cause you more discomfort than relief.
  • You experience dizziness and nervousness, which makes your everyday activities troublesome.
  • You are taking other medicines for some other diseases; their interactions can be injurious to health.
  • You are a chronic alcohol user.
  • Your occupation requires the use of heavy motor machinery and special attention to detail.
  • You are taking alternative medicine like herbal medicines or homoeopathy.

Mode of Action of Serentin Tablets

How Does It Work?

Serentin tablet is a combination of two medicines, trifluoperazine and trihexyphenidyl. Studies have found that trifluoperazine blocks a special category of dopamine receptors in the nervous system. D...
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Directions for Use of Serentin Tablets

  • Serentin tablet is a prescription medicine. It should never be taken without consulting with a doctor.
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with water; do not break, crush or dissolve it.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine between its course, even if the symptoms start to resolve.
  • Take it at the same time every day, do not miss or repeat the doses.
  • Take it with or without food, but it is better to take it after food since it causes nausea.
  • Inform your doctor if the symptoms persist for longer than usual because that can be harmful to health.

Interactions of Serentin Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you’re already taking any medicines or supplements (including herbal medicines, homoeopathy and multivitamins). If you are taking Serentin Tablet along with any of the following ...
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  • Antifungal medicines like ketoconazole can interact with Serentin to produce more pronounced side effects of Serentin- in extreme cases, the person might feel too nauseated and may even require immedi...
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  • Medicines used in heart conditions like aspirin, blood thinners, anticoagulants, etc., can cause a change in heart rate, leading to serious complications; in some cases, heart failures or sudden death...
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  • Anti-tubercular medicines interact with Serentin medications and can cause more sleepiness and restlessness; a person might feel less alert in day-to-day activities.
  • Medicines used in kidney or liver diseases- can interact with Serentin, and the efficiency of both medicines can be reduced.
  • Also, in these interactions, there can be severe injuries to health. It is always advised to inform the doctor before starting with this medicine about the existing conditions and the medicines you ar...
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Interactions with food items

  • Avoid fried food and high sugar content. Serentin tablets tend to increase body weight, so keeping a strict check on calories intake and carbohydrates is important. Try to eat green leafy vegetables w...
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Storage and disposal of Serentin Tablets

Store the medicine in direct sunlight. Keep away from children. Keep the medicine in its packing and do not transfer it in any container. Keep away from moisture. After using the medicine, discard the...
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Dosage of Serentin Tablets


Symptoms of a serentin tablet overdose include vomiting, nausea, sweating, convulsions, and in rare cases, coma. If you feel there’s been an overdose and these symptoms appear, contact your doctor or ...
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Missed a Dose

In case you have forgotten to take a medicine dose, take it when you remember, as early as possible. However, if it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with y...
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Content Details


Dr. Tanya Gupta

BDS (Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery), MPH (Masters in Public Health)


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is serentin tablets a habit-forming medicine?

A: Yes, serentin tablets tend to have a habit-forming tendency. It is always advised to take it at the scheduled time and not repeat the doses. Special advice should be taken to not exceed the prescribed dosage amount.

Q: Can serentin tablets cause any change in my daily activities?

A: Yes. This medicine can make you feel confused and a little more sleepy than usual time. Serentin tablets can also lower your sexual desires. These side effects usually go away after some time, but if they don't subside over time, contact your doctor and inform them about the discomforts.

Q: Can I stop taking serentin tablets if I start feeling better?

A: No. Always consult your doctor before starting or stopping any medicine between its course. Discontinuing the medicine may cause enhanced symptoms of the disease.
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Last Updated on: 17 Mar 2022 | 05:54 PM (IST)

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