Basic Information On Serdolect
Serdolect is used for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is an anti psychotic drug and works on dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain. Since it belongs to the class of atypical drugs, it does not have any restrictive effects on the functioning of muscles, unlike other typical medications which results in jittery Parkinson’s disease-type movement, body rigidity and tremors. The drug has also proven to be more efficient compared to other drugs in its class, as it does not require sedation and it does not affect sexual activity nor does it impair cognition like other drugs.
Side Effects/Precautions For Serdolect
Side effects of Serdolect or Sertindole include changes in the blood pressure and hyperglycemia. These problems may not persist for long; the changes may just be transient. You may also experience weight gain with swelling of hands and knees with pain. Some individuals have also reported changes in their sexual drive. You may also feel breathless with little exertion. Seizures are also a possible side effect of brand or generic Serdolect and warrant discontinuation if the body is not able to adapt to the medication.
If you have a history of heart disease, you should let your doctor know. Individuals with heart disease particularly with QT wave problems are usually not prescribed this drug. Women who are breastfeeding are not prescribed this drug owing to the developmental risks associated. If you have any history of liver disease like hepatitis, mention these to your doctor. Any kind of behavior changes which are not along lines of expected response is a side effect of brand or generic Serdolect tablets.
The dose for individuals starting with the medicine or for those who are switching is 4 mg per day taken once with or without meals. The dose can be increased by counts of 4 mg after five days until satisfactory response has been achieved. The dose that is considered optimal to elicit such a response is in the range of 12 -20 mg. This medication can be used with a sedative. For elderly, the medication should be started only after a thorough cardio vascular examination. Dose titrations also require a cardio vascular examination to ascertain tolerability of the drug.
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