Sertraline HCL 50 mg or simply Sertraline HCL is the general name of an antidepressant belonging to the group of medications known as SSRIs. Chemicals in the brain that might become unbalanced and result in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, or panic symptoms are affected by Sertraline. Sertraline is taken for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, PTSD and PMDD. Sertraline can also be used other purposes too.
An In-Depth Overview of Sertraline
Those who have been using an MAOI, such asrasagiline (Azilect), tranylcypromine (Parnate), etc. in the past fourteen days, should avoid using sertraline. This can result a harmful drug interaction and lead to severe side effects.
Those who begin taking a medicine such as sertraline HCL 50mg they often think about committing suicide, especially if they are under the age of 24. This is why, during the twelve weeks of treatment, doctors regularly visit their patients to check on them.
Any worsening or new symptoms should be reported to the doctor, such as anxiety, behavior or mood changes, panic attacks and trouble sleeping. Feelings of aggressiveness, agitation, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, irritation, more depression or thoughts about hurting themselves or committing suicide should also be reported.
How to take Sertraline HCL 50?
Sertraline should be taken precisely as prescribed by the doctor. Taking smaller or larger amounts for prolonged periods of time should be avoided. The directions on the prescription label should be followed. In order to achieve the best results, the dose is often occasionally changed by the doctor. Taking sertraline without or with food should be avoided. The medicine should be taken every day at a similar time. The directions on the prescription label should be followed.
Before sertraline taken in its liquid form, it must be diluted. The liquid should be measured with the provided medicine dropper so it can be ensured that the correct dose is being taken. The dose should be mixed with one-half cup or 4 ounces of ginger ale, lemonade, lime/lemon soda, orange juic or water. Using any other liquids for diluting the medicine should be avoided. The mixture should be stirred and all of it should be drunk immediately. To make sure the whole dose is consumed; slightly more water should be added to that same glass and should be drunk after swirling gently.
Often an inappropriate and inconclusive drug screening test can occur for those who are usingsertraline HCL 50mg. If a urine sample is provided for drug screening, the laboratory staff should be informed about the use of sertraline. Usually, the symptoms improve at least after 4 weeks of taking this medicine. Stopping the use of sertraline without consulting the doctor first should be avoided. If the use of this antidepressant is stopped all of a sudden, it is normal to experience certain unpleasant side effects. This medicine should be stored away from heat and moisture, at room temperature.
Despite a few side effects, for those suffering from depression and other such problems, the use of sertraline HCL 50mg can prove to be effective for the treatment of mental health issues.