Among the drugs used to treat depressive disorders, psychoemotional outbursts and other diseases of the central nervous system, doctors also prescribe medications with thymoleptic effect. One of these drugs is Asentra.
Depression (deprimo), a depressive state is a mental disorder in which mood decreases, the ability to enjoy life and have fun (anhedonia) is lost. A person develops a feeling of low self-esteem, pessimism, impaired concentration and other inappropriate symptoms. He stops taking care of himself, abuses alcohol or psychotropic substances. Timely access to a doctor, identifying the causes of the disease, adherence to taking prescribed medications will stop the manifestation of symptoms of discomfort, and improve the quality of life. The main drugs in the treatment of mental disorders are, for example, Asentra tablets.
Instructions for use
Asentra is a powerful new generation antidepressant that stimulates dopamine cells. The main active ingredient in the composition is at a dose of 50 or 100 mg. It affects neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine), increases mental activity, relieves irritability and emotional stress. The pharmaceutical manufacturer produces the drug in the form of film-coated tablets. The retail package contains 4 blisters No. 7 tablets, an annotation.
The active substance blocks the seizure of serotonin in the bloodstream, platelets and does not have a strong sedative effect. Not addictive, withdrawal. Once inside, it is absorbed into the digestive tract, distributed through the bloodstream. The maximum concentration of the active component in plasma is reached within 5-9 hours and lasts throughout the day. The metabolic process takes place in the liver, decay products are excreted with human excrement.
Who is assigned to Asentru
The drug belongs to mild, but strong antidepressants. To prescribe this remedy, it is necessary to undergo a full examination, pass tests, and eliminate serious causes of deviations in human health. The main indications for the appointment are the following diseases:
- anxiety-depressive states;
- panic attacks;
- depression of various origins;
- stressful situations, as a result of the transferred mental experiences / trauma;
- obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
Contraindications for use
It is strictly forbidden to prescribe a medicine if the following conditions are identified:
- hypersensitivity to the composition;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- children under 6 years of age.
In addition, it is not recommended to use with a joint or completed within two weeks a course of treatment with drugs of the group of MAO inhibitors.
With great care, under the supervision of a doctor, it is recommended to take:
- children over 6 years old;
- persons with chronic or in the stage of exacerbation of renal and hepatic diseases;
- with manic syndrome;
- patients with neurological disorders;
- persons with low body weight.
Method of reception
The treatment regimen, dosage is selected by the doctor based on the patient's history, age and stage of the disease. Depending on the symptomatology, the center is prescribed orally, washed down with a sufficient amount of liquid, regardless of food, but in certain courses. Before starting the appointment, you must read the detailed instructions for use.
Depressive states. The initial dose is 50 mg once a day, in the evening. After 7 days, the dose can be increased by two or three times and lasts until the discomfort disappears completely.
Panic attacks, anxiety. For a week, the medicine is recommended to be drunk in the morning or before bedtime at a dose of 25 mg.For the next 7 days, the daily rate is 50 mg, then an increase to 200 mg per day is possible. The therapeutic effect occurs after a week's course, but to achieve a lasting result, therapy is carried out for a month.
Stress Injuries / Disorders. The treatment regimen is similar to anxiety conditions, but the duration of taking asentra can be up to 3-4 months, further observing the doctor's recommendations on the maintenance dose and time of admission. It is recommended to increase / decrease the dose gradually.
The dosage regimen and the time interval in children of different ages are subject to special control. It is recommended to observe the occurrence of anxious / unwanted reactions, to cancel the appointment in a timely manner, to consult a doctor.
In addition, in patients with liver disease in the acute stage, it is recommended to reduce the dose of the drug and increase the time interval between taking the pills.
Elderly patients, persons with abnormalities in renal function, dose adjustment / selection is not required.
Side reactions of the body
Asentra has negative consequences for the patient's health if the dose is overestimated, if the dosage regimen is not followed, or if there are hidden concomitant diseases. In rare cases, reversible reactions are observed:
- sleep disturbance;
- excessive sweating;
- shaking hands;
- decreased appetite / sex drive;
- upset gastrointestinal tract;
- double vision.
With long-term use of high doses, pronounced toxic effects are possible:
- severe vomiting;
- rapid pulse;
- increased mental outbursts;
- a sharp change in mood;
- involuntary / uncontrolled muscle contractions;
- dilated pupils.
If undesirable reactions appear, it is recommended to give the patient a large amount of the sorbent, call a doctor, carry out symptomatic treatment, correct the regimen and the dose taken.
Analogues, price, reviews
The original drug Asentra, produced by KRKA (Slovenia), is dispensed from pharmacies strictly according to a doctor's prescription. The average cost of one pack of 28 tablets is 690 rubles, depending on the region of sale.
Analogs for the active substance (sertraline) include the following drugs:
Aleval - the manufacturer produces the product in the form of tablets and capsules. Retail packaging differs in the number of pills in the blister, the price per box depends on this. On average, it is 430-450 rubles. In pharmacies, they can replace the Russian cheap generic Torin with a cost of 280 rubles.
Zoloft 50 mg (USA / Italy) - tablets are engraved with Pfizer on one side, and the letters "ZLT50" are on the second line for the division. The price for 1 package No. 28 is 485 rubles, dispensed by prescription.
- Serenata (India) - white capsule-shaped tablets with a scored on one side. Prescription drug worth 570 rubles for 30 pieces per package.
Stimulon (Hungary) - oval film-coated tablets. One side contains a dividing strip, the other is engraved with "E271". The price of a package of tablets starts from 360 to rubles and depends on the number of blisters.
Surlift (India) - enteric film coated tablets. It is prescribed for both treatment and prevention of depressive conditions. You can buy the medication at the pharmacy with a doctor's prescription for 570 rubles.
According to doctors and patients, the drug showed positive efficacy, safety in the treatment of anxiety / psychoemotional states, and no withdrawal syndrome. Many patients note the rapid action of the medication, which occurs within 15 minutes after taking it and lasts for a long time. Asentra does not increase body weight, sometimes contributes to its reduction, does not cause addiction, gently and firmly eliminates unpleasant symptoms. In rare cases, after a course of administration, re-treatment with this remedy is required.