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Asentra (Sertraline)

Asentra (Sertraline)

What is Asentra?

Asentra is brand name of drug called Sertraline and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory under license of KRKA, Slovenia.

Asentra (sertraline) is an antidepressant belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety.

Dosage form:

Film coated tablets 50, 100 mg

What is Asentra (sertraline) used for?

Important notes before taking Asentra (sertraline):

Important notes while taking Asentra (sertraline):

Asentra (sertraline) side effects: 

Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. 

This drug may raise the chance of bleeding. Sometimes, bleeding can be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

Dizziness;

Upset stomach;

Diarrhea;

Constipation;

Dry mouth;

Trouble sleeping;

Shakiness;

Feeling tired or weak;

Feeling sleepy;

Change in sex ability or interest in sex .

What do I do if I miss a dose?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. 

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

Keep it out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature and in a dry place.

Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.