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Is Serta an approved drug for treating OCD?

Thursday, 18 March 2010
Answered by: Dr Chandra M Gulhati
Editor, MIMS, New Delhi
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Q. Is Serta (50 mg) tablet effective for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

A.  Serta is the brand name; the name of the medicine is sertraline. It is approved for use in OCD under strict and continuous medical supervision. The drug has pretty serious side effects including worsening of depression and risk of suicide in some patients.

A.  Serta is the brand name; the name of the medicine is sertraline. It is approved for use in OCD under strict and continuous medical supervision. The drug has pretty serious side effects including worsening of depression and risk of suicide in some patients.

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