Serlift - drug with antidepressant action.  Serlift

Pharmacological action

Serlift considered effective for patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. At the heart of its actions - sertraline inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and intensifies its action.

Good reviews of Serlifte due to the fact that the drug is not addictive, does not have sedative, psychostimulant and cardiotoxic action has no effect on psychomotor reactions.

Serlifta noticeable effect after a week of treatment. Fully its action develops in 2-4 weeks.

Product form

Serlift release tablets.

Indications Serlifta

The drug is administered to patients in Serlift depressive states, including those that are accompanied by anxiety and is used to prevent the development of initial or chronic depressive episodes.

Additionally, Serlift used to treat panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Instructions Serlifta: how to use

Serlift taken once a day at 50 mg. By the time the pills of the meal does not.

If after the application of said dosage positive effect is not observed, it was increased to 200 mg per day - added 50 mg weekly.

For the treatment of panic disorder patients administered 25 mg Serlifta and gradually over 7 days, dosing was adjusted to 50 mg.

With obsessive-compulsive disorder children 6-12 liters. yield 25mg initially and for 7 days dose adjusted to 50 mg. Children 13-17 years old can immediately give 50 mg Serlifta. If the treatment result is not satisfactory, the dosage gradually to 50 mg per week, increased to 200 mg.

The starting dose for elderly patients - 25 mg Serlifta. The dosage can be increased for them, but it can also pick up gradually and with caution.  Serlifta dosage form - pill

Side effects Serlifta

Due to the use of sertraline may start bleeding, reduce weight, appear dry mouth, allergic reactions, palpitations, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, tremors, violation of motor activity and vision, agitation, psychosis, redness of the skin, yawning, dysmenorrhea. In some cases, there are cramps, abdominal cramps.

There are reviews of Serlifte indicating the likelihood of sexual dysfunction, which is expressed in the form of deterioration in potency and libido, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia.

If overdose occurs drowsiness, nausea, tachycardia, anxiety, expands the pupil, there are changes in the electrocardiogram. The patient with the appearance of these symptoms are washed stomach provide drugs that cause vomiting, when necessary, a ventilation and oxygenation, and sorbitol give activated carbon.

In overdose Serlifta need to monitor liver and heart.

Contraindications Serlifta

The drug should not be taken by pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, patients who were hypersensitivity reactions to sertraline.

The instructions Serlifta also stated that it is contraindicated combination with MAO inhibitors and ethanol.

Precautions should be taking medication to patients suffering from neurological disorders, epilepsy, kidney or liver failure, staying in a manic state, as well as those who have been losing weight.

In pediatric drug is also used with caution.