LUSTRAL 50MG || Antidepressant
Active Ingredient :
Depression and prevention of recurrence of depression.
Social anxiety disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (in adults, children, and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years).
Dosage and method of use for Lustral
Always take this medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Lustral tablets can be taken with or without food.
Take your medications once a day, either in the morning or in the evening.
Your doctor will advise you how long to take this medicine. This will depend on the nature of your illness and how well you respond to treatment.
It may take several weeks before symptoms begin to improve.
Depression treatment should usually continue for 6 months after improvement.
Depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Dosage: one tablet per day
The daily dose may be increased by another tablet and at intervals of not less than one week over a period of weeks
The maximum recommended dose is 200 mg/day
Dosage: Treatment begins at 25 mg/day
Increase to 50 mg/day after 1 week
Lustral should only be used to treat children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder between the ages of 6 and 17 years.
Children from 6 to 12 years old:
The recommended starting dose is 25 mg daily.
After one week, your doctor may increase this to 50 mg per day.
The maximum dose is 200 mg daily.
Teenagers between 13 and 17 years old:
The recommended starting dose is 50 mg daily.
The maximum dose is 200 mg daily.
Refer to adult dosages. However, it is preferable to start with lower initial doses (25 mg once daily) in the elderly
Warning: It is preferable that the dosage be determined by a specialist doctor or pharmacist
Contraindications to the use of Lustral
If you are allergic to sertraline or any other part of this medicine.
If you have liver disease.
If you have taken certain medications for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days. This includes isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline. Severe high blood pressure may occur.
If you are taking any medicines that can cause a certain type of abnormal heartbeat (extended QT interval).
Lustral side effects
chest cold, sore throat, runny nose,
lack of appetite, increased appetite,
Anxiety, depression, agitation, lack of sexual interest, nervousness, strange feeling, nightmare, gnashing of teeth.
Shaking, muscle movement problems (eg too much movement, muscle tension, difficulty walking and stiffness, spasms and involuntary muscle movements)
numbness and tingling, muscle tension, lack of attention, abnormal taste,
ringing in the ears,
upset stomach, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, flatulence,
Increased sweating and rash.
Back pain, joint pain and muscle pain.
irregular menstruation, erectile dysfunction,
malaise, chest pain, weakness, fever,
The effect of Lustral on pregnant and breastfeeding women
Lustral will not be given to you during pregnancy unless your doctor thinks the benefit to you is greater than any possible risk to the developing fetus.
Make sure you tell your doctor that you are taking Lustral, especially in the third trimester of pregnancy
Medicines such as Lustral may increase the risk of a serious condition in children called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), which causes the baby to breathe faster and appear bluish.
These symptoms usually begin within the first 24 hours after the baby is born. If this happens to your child, you should contact your doctor immediately.
A newborn may also have other conditions, which usually begin within the first 24 hours after birth. Symptoms include:
breathing difficulties ,
cyanosis of the skin, extreme heat or cold,
Vomiting or not feeding properly.
extreme tiredness, being unable to sleep or crying a lot,
muscle stiffness or weakness,
tremors, tremors, or seizures,
Low blood sugar.
Lustral should not be used in women while breastfeeding, unless your doctor thinks the benefit outweighs any possible risk to the baby.