It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Selectra before taking it.
What is Selectra
Treating depression or OCD. It may be used to treat panic disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Selectra is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.
Important safety information:
Selectra may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Selectra with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Selectra.
Check with your doctor before you use medicines that may cause drowsiness while you are taking Selectra; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness.
Several weeks may pass before your symptoms improve. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose, change your dose, or use Selectra for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
Children and teenagers who take Selectra may be at increased risk for suicidal thoughts or actions. Adults may also be affected. The risk may be greater in patients who have had suicidal thoughts or actions in the past. The risk may also be greater in patients who have had bipolar illness, or if their family members have had it. Watch patients who take Selectra closely. Contact the doctor at once if new, worsened, or sudden symptoms such as depressed mood; anxious, restless, or irritable behavior; panic attacks; or any unusual change in mood or behavior occur. Contact the doctor right away if any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions occur.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking Selectra, you will need to wait for several weeks before beginning to take certain other medicines. Ask your doctor when you should start to take your new medicines after you have stopped taking Selectra.
Selectra may rarely cause a prolonged, painful erection. This could happen even when you are not having sex. If this is not treated right away, it could lead to permanent sexual problems such as impotence. Contact your doctor right away if this happens.
Certain antidepressants, including Selectra, may increase the risk of bleeding. Sometimes, bleeding can be life-threatening. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Some people may be at risk for eye problems from Selectra. Your doctor may want you to have an eye exam to see if you are at risk for these eye problems. Call your doctor right away if you have eye pain, vision changes, or swelling or redness in or around the eye.
Serotonin syndrome is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by Selectra. Your risk may be greater if you take Selectra with certain other medicines. Symptoms may include agitation; confusion; hallucinations; coma; fever; fast or irregular heartbeat; tremor; excessive sweating; and nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
Selectra may interfere with certain lab tests, including certain urine tests for benzodiazepines. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Selectra.
Caution is advised when using Selectra in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially low blood sodium levels.
Selectra may cause weight changes. CHILDREN and teenagers may need regular weight and growth checks while they take Selectra.
CHILDREN and TEENAGERS who take Selectra may be more likely to experience abnormal muscle movement, agitation, aggression, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods, increased urination, or decreased bladder control while taking Selectra.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Selectra may cause harm to the fetus if it is used during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Selectra while you are pregnant. It is not known if Selectra is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Selectra, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Selectra side effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weight loss.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions ; bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; decreased bladder control; decreased concentration; decreased coordination; decreased sexual desire or ability; exaggerated reflexes; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; memory loss or other memory problems; new or worsening agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; persistent or severe ringing in the ears; persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent headache; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual weakness or unsteadiness; worsening of depression; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Can Selectra be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
How should I take Selectra?
Use Selectra as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Selectra comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Selectra refilled.
Take Selectra by mouth with or without food.
Taking Selectra at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Continue to take Selectra even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Do not suddenly stop taking Selectra without checking with your doctor. Side effects may occur. They may include mental or mood changes, numbness or tingling of the skin, dizziness, confusion, headache, trouble sleeping, or unusual tiredness. If you need to stop Selectra, your doctor may need to gradually lower your dose.
If you miss a dose of Selectra, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Selectra.
Who should not take Selectra?
Some medical conditions may interact with Selectra. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you or a family member has a history of bipolar disorder, other mental or mood problems, suicidal thoughts or attempts, or alcohol or substance abuse
if you have a history of seizures, heart problems (eg, slow heartbeat, a heart attack), high blood pressure, stroke, liver or kidney problems, stomach or bowel bleeding, other bleeding problems, glaucoma or increased eye pressure, or metabolism problems
if you are dehydrated, have low blood volume or low blood sodium levels, or drink alcohol
if you will be having electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
if you are taking a medicine that contains methylene blue
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Selectra. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Anorexiants, bupropion, buspirone, fenfluramine derivatives, fentanyl, linezolid, lorcaserin, MAOIs, meperidine, metoclopramide, nefazodone, sibutramine, SNRIs, other SSRIs, St. John's wort, trazodone, triptans, or tryptophan because severe side effects, such as a reaction that may include fever, rigid muscles, blood pressure changes, mental changes, confusion, irritability, agitation, delirium, and coma, may occur
Anticoagulants, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen, ketorolac) because the risk of bleeding, including stomach bleeding, may be increased
Diuretics because the risk of low blood sodium levels may be increased
Tramadol because the risk of seizures may be increased
Cimetidine because it may increase the risk of sertraline's side effects
Phenothiazines because severe heart problems, including irregular heartbeat, may occur
Carbamazepine or cyproheptadine because they may decrease sertraline's effectiveness
Aripiprazole, beta-blockers, clozapine, diazepam, digoxin, flecainide, lithium, phenytoin, pimozide, propafenone, risperidone, tolbutamide, tricyclic antidepressants, or valproate because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Selectra
Tamoxifen because its effectiveness may be decreased by Selectra
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Selectra may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Can Selectra be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Selectra be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Following the study conducted by gmedication.com on Selectra, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Selectra. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.
Patient reported useful
No survey data has been collected yet
Four patients reported side effects
Does the Selectra Have Any Side Effects? Based on the survey report from users of gmedication.com, about It has side effects number of people suffered some side effect after consumption of Selectra. All drugs have a portion of undesirable side effects. These effects could be irritations too insignificant for the patient to even notice. However, the side effects of drugs may be determined by several factors like severity of disease and conditions associated with individual patients. However, one of the biggest factors is the dosage consumed. The higher the quantity taken by an individual, the greater the healing effect and the corresponding side effect. All patients have their different intensity of side effects. Ensure you consult your health care provider immediately you notice an unusual side effect affect the consumption of Selectra.
It has side effects
No side effects
One patient reported price estimates
Do you think The Price of Selectra is Worth It? Do you feel you paid higher than the value you got from it after usage? According to reports from gmedication.com users, on whether the Selectra medicine is affordable, users shared different opinions on the question. The views concerning the price of the medicine were based on some factors like the brand the patient bought, the price compared to its level of effectiveness, the nation or country where the medicine is sold, and the amount of money the patient has. For users who are of the opinion that the medicine is unaffordable, they may have to consider a medicine with another brand in a bid to reduce cost.
One patient reported frequency of use
How often should I take Selectra? According to the survey, gmedication.com reported that users of Selectra should take Once in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Once in a day
Ten patients reported doses
What is the specific doses you have used? Selectra May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of gmedication.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Two patients reported time for results
How long will I use Selectra before I begin to notice the effect? According to the report by users of gmedication.com, about 2 weeks and a few days was the most common time duration among the participants, before they began to feel relief in their health conditions. It is noteworthy that you may not get the same result with other users within the same time frame. Several factors determine the timeframe; hence we implore you to consult your medical expert to get professional advice on how long you should expect to see improvement while consuming Selectra. However, if you wish to get the response of other users on the time effectiveness of using Selectra kindly click here
One patient reported administration
When is the best condition to take Selectra: Before or after food? Based on the survey, the users of gmedication.com voted that Selectra is best taken at Before food. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
Seven patients reported age
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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology