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What are the side effects of serta?

I am 51 year old woman 5ft 4 inches weighing 74 kg with clinical depression since 1990, taking Serta 100mg once daily for the last 20 years. I have tested for lipid profile and it is out of range for the last 2 years. total cholestrol is 230. LDL ,VLDL and Triglycerrides are higher but HDL is also higher so the ratio is with in limits.is that the side effect of long term of serta? please let me know.
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
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Hello,

Thank you for your question. Serta or sertraline is antidepression medicine in the group of Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. The side effect of sertraline can cause in endocrine and metabolic system such as decreased libido 4% to 7%, diabetes mellitus 7%.

Sertraline treated patients have to be followed up for blood insulin and triglyceride levels. So in you treatment plan you need to be adjusted dose as necessary to prevent possible metabolic change.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best Ragards,
Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician
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What are the side effects of serta?

Hello, Thank you for your question. Serta or sertraline is antidepression medicine in the group of Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. The side effect of sertraline can cause in endocrine and metabolic system such as decreased libido 4% to 7%, diabetes mellitus 7%. Sertraline treated patients have to be followed up for blood insulin and triglyceride levels. So in you treatment plan you need to be adjusted dose as necessary to prevent possible metabolic change. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Best Ragards, Dr. Heang Chan Raksmey, General and Family Physician