Sertee 50mg Tab

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Sertraline(50.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Sertee 50 mg Tablet is a prescription medication. It is used to manage various conditions like major depressive disorder, anxiety-related symptoms, panic disorders, etc. Its active ingredient is sertr...
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Uses of Sertee 50 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Sertee Tablet is used in the following conditions
  • Treatment of symptoms associated with major depressive disorder
  • Treatment of panic disorder and social anxiety disorder (reduces the state of fear)
  • Treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder - a depression that occurs before menstruation
  • Management of generalized anxiety disorder (lowers excessive, exaggerated anxiety and fear about day to day life events for no obvious reason)
  • Treatment of repetitive thoughts and actions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears along with repetitive behaviours.
  • Management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Contraindications of Sertee 50 MG

  • If you have a known allergic reaction to sertraline, do not use Sertee medication. It can cause itching, rashes, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, throat, difficulty breathing, and other allergic reac...
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  • If you have any history of substance abuse or alcohol addiction
  • If you have suicidal thoughts or self-harmful behaviour
  • If you have a mild liver condition, Sertee Tablet should be approached with caution. It is not recommended if you have an end-stage liver disease
  • Do not administer Sertee Tablet to children below 18 years of age, except in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Side effects of Sertee 50 MG

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigues
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in sexual drive

Precautions and Warnings of Sertee 50 MG


Can I take Sertee Tablet during pregnancy?
No, consult your doctor if you experience mood disorders or depression during pregnancy. Sertee Tablet is not recommended in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. It can increase the risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) and withdrawal effects in the newborn baby. Other potential developmental effects can be premature birth and weight changes in the baby. It is only prescribed in life-threatening situations.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sertee Tablet while breastfeeding?
If you are breastfeeding, consult with your doctor first before taking Sertee Tablet. According to a few studies, an undetectable amount of Sertee medicine passes in breast milk, so it is unlikely to cause developmental damage in babies. However, it is important to proceed with caution and use this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken Sertee Tablet?
No, it is not safe to drive after taking the Sertee Tablet. This medicine causes dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, lethargy, blurry vision, etc., which can impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Sertee Tablet?
No, do not consume alcohol with Sertee Tablet. It increases the severity of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, lethargy, liver injury, etc. It can also worsen the condition for which you are using the Sertee tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are older than 65 years. Monitor the dosage, as the effects last longer due to slow metabolism
  • You have kidney disorders. This medicine should be used with precaution even though it is safe
  • You are experiencing any suicidal thoughts after taking Sertee Tablet
  • You experience a low sex drive or other sexual dysfunctions
  • You have angle-closure glaucoma, an eye disorder. Sertee medicine can increase fluid pressure in the eye and cause blindness
  • You have a seizure disorder (fits). Sertee tablets should be used with caution
  • You have a history of bleeding disorder
  • You are using any herbal or ayurvedic medicines or supplements like St. John’s wort. It can cause serious side effects

Mode of Action of Sertee 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Sertee Tablet contains sertraline as its active ingredient. It is an antidepressant medication. It functions by increasing the release of the serotonin hormone in the brain and balancing its levels. S...
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Directions for Use of Sertee 50 MG

  • Take Sertee Tablet exactly in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage of Sertee Tablet, even if you do not notice any changes
  • Take it at the same time regularly to maintain steady levels in the body
  • Take Sertee Tablet as a whole, with glass or water and do not crush, chew or break it into pieces
  • You can take the Sertee Tablet before or after consuming a meal
  • Do not stop using Sertee Tablet abruptly as it can cause some mild side effects

Interactions of Sertee 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take Sertee Tablet with disulfiram (medication used in the treatment of alcohol addiction) because if sertraline oral concentrate has alcohol, which can cause severe vomiting
  • If you are using Sertee Tablet, do not use other medications that also increase serotonin levels, such as SSRIs, SNRIs, triptans, etc. It can lead to serotonin toxicity and cause life-threatening side...
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  • Using Sertee Tablet with medications like aspirin, NSAIDs, blood thinners (warfarin), antiplatelet medicines, etc., can lead to an increased risk of bleeding
  • Consuming Sertee Tablet with other antidepressants like (methylene blue, linezolid, etc.) can lower the metabolism of serotonin, which can be fatal
  • Taking Sertee Tablet with the antipsychotic medicine pimozide. It can cause bleeding or bruising

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid cola drinks, chocolate and caffeine-containing food products with Sertee Tablet. All these food items can increase levels of serotonin, and the combination can result in a condition called serot...
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Storage and disposal of Sertee 50 MG

Store Sertee Tablets in dry conditions at room temperatures. Keep this medicine away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Sertee Tablets away from the reach of children and p...
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Dosage of Sertee 50 MG


Sertee Tablet overdose can cause tremors, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, agitation, confusion, fever, increased heart rate, drowsiness, and shakiness. Overdose of Sertee medicine usually occur...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Sertee Tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If you recall missing a dose when it is already time to take the next dose of Sertee Tablet, take the next dose and skip the ...
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Content Details


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: At what time can I take Sertee Tablet?

A: Depending on your condition and sleep pattern, you can take Sertee Tablet at any time of the day. But, try to remember to take it at the same time each day to maintain steady levels of this medicine in the body for optimal benefit. If you have difficulty sleeping, you can take Sertee Tablet in the morning. You can take Sertee Tablet with or without food.

Q: How long can I take Sertee Tablet?

A: You should continue taking Sertee Tablet as long as your doctor recommends it. Do not suddenly discontinue it without consulting your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms. Sertee medicine should be slowly tapered to prevent side effects.

Q: How long does it take for Sertee Tablet to work?

A: It may take up to 7 days for you to start noticing the effects of Sertee medicine. For some, it might take even longer. It varies from person to person. If you do not experience any benefits after a few weeks, consult your doctor.
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ContainsSertraline(50.0 Mg)
UsesPanic disorder, major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premature ejaculation
Side effectsinsomnia, blurry vision, confusion, memory problems, delayed ejaculation, low sex desire
Last Updated on: 14 Mar 2022 | 10:03 AM (IST)
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