Serentil Medication - Uses & Side Effects
MESORIDAZINE (Serentil®) treats conditions such as schizophrenia that cause you to hear or see things that others do not. It may also help treat some other emotional or nervous problems.
Serentil has been limited to patients that have not been successful on other treatment options because of the risk of significant, potentially life-threatening, proarrhythmic effects. The FDA required that Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Serentil manufacturer, make labeling changes to adequately warn physicians prescribing Serentil and the patients using Serentil of the dose-related prolongation of the QTc interval and potential for serious cardiac arrhythmias.
Uses of Serentil
Side Effects of Serentil
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue taking Serentil. Side effects generally occur when high doses are given early in treatment. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Serentil :
Drug Interaction :- Remember that Serentil must never be combined with alcohol, barbiturates, or narcotics. It's also best to avoid combining it with other drugs prescribed for schizophrenia, depression, or anxiety, or with the spasm-quelling drug atropine (Donnatal). Be careful, too, to avoid exposure to phosphorus insecticides.
An overdose of Serentil can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Serentil overdose include:
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