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Serentil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Serentil is used to treat schizophrenia, the crippling psychological disorder that causes its victims to lose touch with reality, often triggering hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thought.

Serentil Dosage

  • If you are using Tablets and Oral Solution, then the usual starting dose of Serentil tablets or oral solution is 50 milligrams taken 3 times daily.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Serentil in children have not been established.

Uses of Serentil

  • Serentil is used to treat schizophrenia.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Serentil

Before taken Serentil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Serentil. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Impotence
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Serentil :

  • If you are using Serentil, then it may cause tardive dyskinesia, a condition marked by involuntary muscle spasms and twitches in the face and body, such as chewing movements, puffing the cheeks, and sticking out the tongue.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • Drugs such as Serentil can cause a potentially fatal condition known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). Symptoms include high fever, irregular pulse or blood pressure, excessive perspiration, and changes in heart rhythm. If you have these symptoms, then you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • This type of drug can cause vision problems. You should tell your doctor if you have a change in your vision while you are taking Serentil.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Serentil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Serentil with other drugs. It's also best to avoid combining it with other drugs prescribed for schizophrenia, or anxiety, or with the spasm-quelling drug atropine (Donnatal).


After taken Serentil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Serentil overdose include:

  • Absence of reflexes
  • Blurred vision
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Heartbeat irregularities

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