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Sera tablet 5 mg 10x10's

Sera tablet contains Haloperidol | belongs to Butyrophenone

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How it works

Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s works by binding to the receptors and inhibits release of the chemical substances that cause psychotic symptoms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s

  • Difficulty in swallowing severe
  • Loss of balance control severe
  • Muscle spasm severe
  • Twisting of body parts severe
  • Shaking of hands or feet severe
  • Skin rash severe
  • Dizziness severe
  • Convulsions (seizures) severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain

Uses of Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Schizophrenia

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia which is a brain disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking.

  • Tourette Syndrome

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s is used in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome which is a nervous system disorder characterized by unwanted sudden movements and sounds.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes after an intravenous or intramuscular dose

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 4 weeks

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is known to be excreted in human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s

  • Severe central nervous system depression

    Not recommended in patients with depression, coma, and uncontrolled seizures disorder.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is known to be excreted in human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

General Warnings
  • Dementia- related psychosis

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s is not approved for use in patients with dementia-related psychosis due to the increase in the risk of death.

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s should be discontinued immediately if the patient develops Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome characterized by an increase in the body temperature, muscle rigidity, altered consciousness.

  • Tardive dyskinesia

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s may cause involuntary movements of tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you have these symptoms. Gradual dose reduction or discontinuation of the medicine should be considered.

  • Seizures

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s is used with caution in the patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that lower the seizure threshold

  • Elderly population

    Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s is used with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of orthostatic hypotension and kidney injury.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clozapine severe
  • Tramadol severe
  • Antihypertensives moderate
  • Levodopa moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with Parkinson's disease as it may worsen the disease. Inform your doctor if you experience any symptoms of slow body movements, tremors, and rigidity. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

How to use Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s

Administered by IM, although IV administration has been performed. Give haloperidol decanoate (long-acting form prepared in sesame oil to produce slow, sustained release) by deep IM injection into gluteal muscle using Z-track technique and 21G needle. Don’t give more than 3 mL per site.
Compatibility: Dextrose 5%, NaCl 0.9%, 0.45%.
Stability: Stored at controlled room temperature and protect from light, freezing and temperature above 40 degree centigrade should be avoided.

UNLICENSED USE
Children: Nausea and vomiting in palliative care: ORAL: 12-18 yr, 1.5 mg once daily at night, increased to 1.5 mg twice daily if necessary, max 5 mg twice daily. INJECTION: Continuous IV or SC infusion: 1 mth-12 yr, 25-85 mcg/kg over 24 hr; 12-18 yr, 1.5-5 mg over 24 hr.

what are the adverse effects of Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s?

Leucopenia, hyperprolactinaemia, acute dystonias and dyskinesias, akathisia, Parkinsonism, drowsiness, psychotic disorder, tardive dyskinesia, oculogyric crises, somnolence, dizziness, visual disturbances, tachycardia, arrhythmias, ECG changes, altered LFTs, hypotension, weight changes, GI upset, anticholinergic effects (e.g. dry mouth, blurred vision), rash, photosensitivity, impaired temperature regulation, convulsions, sexual dysfunction. Reports of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, hypoglycaemia, SIADH, sudden death.

What happens if I miss a dose of Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s?

Adults: ORAL: Initially 1.5-3 mg daily, increasing as required for control, then decreasing for maintenance, usually 3-10 mg daily. Max, 30 mg daily.
Adults: INJECTION: Nausea and vomiting: 1-2 mg by IM. All other indications: Initially 2-10 mg by IM; repeat every 4-8 hourly according to response, max 18 mg daily.
Long-term maintenance treatment in schizophrenia, other psychosis (especially paranoid), other mental or behavioural problems: Usually 50-300 mg by deep IM every 4 wk; Elderly: Initially 12.5-25 mg every 4 wk.
Children: Schizophrenia: ORAL: 3-13 yr, initially 500 mcg daily in 2-3 divided doses; usual target dose 1-4 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses, max 6 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses; 13-18 yr, initially 500 mcg daily in 2-3 divided doses; usual target dose 1-6 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses, max 10 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses.
Childhood behavioural disorders, especially when associated with hyperactivity and aggression, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: ORAL: 3-13 yr, 250 mcg daily in 2-3 divided doses; usual target dose 0.5-3 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses, max 3 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses; 13-18 yr, 250 mcg daily in 2-3 divided doses; usual target dose 2-6 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses, max 6 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Sera tablet 5 mg 10×10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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