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Sertima 50mg Tablet

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Sertima 50 MG Description

Sertima tablet is a prescription medication used for treating psychological conditions such as major depressive disorder, anxiety-related uses, panic disorders, etc. It has Sertraline as its only act

ive ingredient. It is an antidepressant medication. Managing symptoms of depression before menstruation, social anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are other uses of Sertima tablets. Depression and other mood disorders affect the behaviour, thought process and lower the quality of life. Sertima tablets help treat depression, mood disorders, anxiety, panic disorders, and other neurological illnesses. It calms excitable nerve cells in the brain and improves mood and memory. There are also many side effects of Sertima tablets, so the medicine must be carefully monitored. Do not change the dosage without consulting your doctor. Also, try not to stop using this medication abruptly. Instead, the dose should be tapered slowly; otherwise, it can lead to unwanted withdrawal symptoms, such as restlessness, palpitations, sleep disturbances, anxiety, etc. Try to take the Sertima tablet in the exact dosage and at the same time every day. This medicine can also cause dependency in some people. Sertima tablet also increases suicidal behaviour in young adults and children.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹68.85
You Save₹12.15 (15% on MRP)
ContainsSertraline(50.0 Mg)
UsesMajor depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premature ejaculation.
Side effectsFatigue, dizziness, headache, sweating, blurry vision, confusion.
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Uses of Sertima 50 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Sertima tablet is used in
  • The management of symptoms of major depressive disorders.
  • The treatment of a premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression that occurs before menstruation.
  • It is also beneficial in treating repetitive thoughts and actions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • The management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • The treatment of panic disorder and social anxiety disorder (reduces the state of fear).
  • The management of generalised anxiety disorder.

Contraindications of Sertima 50 MG

If you are allergic to Sertraline, do not use this medication. It can cause rash, itching, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, throat, difficulty breathing, and other allergic reactions. If you notice ...
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Side effects of Sertima 50 MG

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision

Precautions and Warnings of Sertima 50 MG



Can I take the Sertima tablet during pregnancy?
Consult your doctor if you are experiencing any mood disorders or depression during pregnancy. Sertima tablets are 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 toxic effects are premature birth and weight changes in the baby. It is prescribed only when the harmful effects of depression outweigh the risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Sertima tablet while breastfeeding?
You should consult your doctor first before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Studies showed undetectable amounts of it in breastmilk, so it is unlikely to cause severe damage in babies. Still, it is essential to proceed with caution and only use it if the benefits outweigh the risk.


Can I drive if I have taken the Sertima tablet?
No, it is unsafe to drive after taking the Sertima tablet. This medicine causes drowsiness, dizziness, lethargy, blurry vision, etc., which can impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Sertima tablet?
No, do not consume alcohol with a Sertima tablet. It increases the severity of effects like drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, lethargy, liver injury, etc. It also worsens the condition of the disease for which you are using this medicine.

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, as this medicine should be used with precaution even though it is safe.
  • You have a bleeding disorder.
  • You are experiencing any suicidal thoughts.
  • You experience a low sex drive.
  • You have angle-closure glaucoma, an eye disorder. This medicine can increase fluid pressure in the eye and cause blindness.
  • You have a seizure disorder (fits). This medicine should be used with caution.
  • 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 Sertima 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Sertima tablet contains Sertraline as its main ingredient. It is an antidepressant medication and belongs to the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class of medicines. It works by expanding...
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Directions for Use of Sertima 50 MG

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

Interactions of Sertima 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take Sertima medicine with other antidepressants like linezolid, methylene blue, etc. Medical interactions between these two kinds of medicines can be fatal. These medicines can inhibit the rem...
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  • Do not take a Sertima tablet with Disulfiram (medication for treating alcohol addiction) because sometimes sertraline oral concentrate contains alcohol.
  • If you are using a Sertima tablet, do not use other medication that also increases serotonin levels, such as SSRIs, SNRIs, triptans, etc. It can lead to serotonin toxicity and cause life-threatening s...
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  • Do not take this with the antipsychotic medicine pimozide. It can cause bleeding or bruising.
  • Using Sertima tablets with medications like aspirin, NSAIDs, blood thinners (warfarin), antiplatelet medicines, etc., can lead to an increased risk of bleeding.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid cola drinks, chocolate and caffeine-containing food products with Sertima tablets.
  • All these food items can increase serotonin, and the combination can result in a condition called serotonin syndrome.
  • It causes symptoms such as high fever, agitation, vomiting, nausea, rapid heartbeat, trembling, sweating and sudden movements on the muscles.

Storage and disposal of Sertima 50 MG

Store Sertima tablets in dry conditions. Keep this medicine away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Sertima tablets away from children and pets. Dispose of the packaging ca...
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Dosage of Sertima 50 MG


  • Sertima tablet overdose can cause tremors, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, agitation, confusion, fever, increased heart rate, drowsiness, and shakiness. Overdose of Sertima medicine usually occ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Sertima tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is already time to take the next dose of Sertima tablet, skip the missed dose and ta...
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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 a Sertima tablet?

A: Depending on your sleep patterns and disorders, you can take it at any time of the day. But, remember to take it at precisely the same time each day. If you have difficulty sleeping, take this tablet in the morning. You can take it with or without food.

Q: How long can I take a Sertima tablet?

  • You should continue taking the Sertima tablet as long as your doctor recommends it. Do not stop it suddenly without informing your doctor; it can cause withdrawal symptoms. This medicine should be slo...
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