Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is an antidepressant medicine used in the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorders (persistent and excessive worry about everyday issues and situations). It works by increasing the amount of a natural substance (serotonin) in your brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet may cause some common side effects like nausea, fatigue, confusion, dizziness and change in sex drive or ability. Inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your behaviour. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet may cause sleepiness, hence it is advised that you avoid driving vehicles or operating machines.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor based on your clinical condition. Your doctor may start the treatment on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like mood changes, irritability, dizziness, numbness in the hands or feet, and difficulty in falling asleep.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended in children below 12 years of age. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor of all your medications and your medical history as it may be vital to create a safe and effective treatment plan.
List of substitutes for Szetalo 5 MG Tablet
C-Pram S 5 MG Tablet
Unichem Laboratories Ltd.
Citalop S 5 MG Tablet
Rpg Life Sciences Ltd.
Eloprax 5 MG Tablet
Sanofi India Ltd.
Escitlocad 5 MG Tablet
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Nexito 5 MG Tablet
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Szetalo 5 MG Tablet
Decreased urine output
Excessive air or gas in stomach
Uses of Szetalo 5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is a constant feeling of fear that disturbs daily life. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
Depression is a mood disorder that involves persisting symptoms like feeling sad/low, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, etc beyond 2 weeks. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Szetalo 5 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)are a class of medicines used to treat depression. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have taken MAOIs within the last 14 days due to the increased risk of serious side effects.
Warnings for special population
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet passes into breastmilk and may cause side effects in your baby. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding.
Use in children
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for children under 12 years of age due to a lack of safety and efficacy data.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve (the nerve connecting the eye to the brain) is damaged, usually due to high pressure within your eyeballs. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of glaucoma as this medicine may increase the pressure within your eyeballs. Your doctor may periodically monitor your intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye) during treatment with this medicine.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Closely monitor for any change in behaviour or mood while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in behaviour or suicidal thoughts.
Driving or operating machines
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet may increase your risk of dizziness and sleepiness. Avoid driving or operating machines if you experience these symptoms.
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet should not be discontinued suddenly as it may result in withdrawal symptoms such as headache, weakness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritability. etc. Gradual dose reduction should be done over a period under your doctor’s supervision.
If you miss a dose of Szetalo 5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose of Szetalo 5 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Szetalo 5 MG Tablet as it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, blurred vision, sweating, muscle stiffness, light-headedness, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Seizure is a condition that occurs due to disturbed nerve cell activity in your brain resulting in abnormal behaviour and loss of consciousness. Szetalo 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of seizures as this medicine may trigger seizures.
Impaired kidney function
If you have any kidney problems, maintain caution while taking Szetalo 5 MG Tablet due to the risk of worsening your health condition. Your kidney functions need to be monitored closely while you take this medicine.
Impaired liver function
Szetalo 5 MG Tablet should be taken with caution if you have active liver problems. This medicine gets broken down and absorbed in your liver and an impaired liver can lead to the accumulation of this medicine and cause unwanted effects. Your liver functions will be monitored closely while you take this medicine.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Szetalo 5 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.