Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule

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Composition for Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Depression, Short term anxiety, Anxiety disorder
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule

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Uses of Paroxetine

Paroxetine is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of Paroxetine

Common

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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How to use Paroxetine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule works

Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
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Uses of Clonazepam

Clonazepam is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
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Side effects of Clonazepam

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Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dry mouth, Depression, Constipation.

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How to use Clonazepam

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule works

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule

Expert advice for Paroxetine

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Paroxetine to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Paroxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Paroxetine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Paroxetine is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.

Expert advice for Clonazepam

  • If you are taking Clonazepam for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Clonazepam, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Clonazepam is very high.
Warnings
Special precautions for Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule should be used with caution in
patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zaptra 25 mg/0.25 mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Paroxetine

Q. Is Paroxetine available or sold over the counter?
No. Paroxetine is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Q. Is Paroxetine safe?
Yes. Paroxetine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is Paroxetine a narcotic/controlled/addictive substance?
No. Paroxetine is not a narcotic/controlled substance. However, it can cause addiction in some cases because of its effects on the brain
Q. Is Paroxetine the same as Xanax?
No. Paroxetine is an anti-depressant while Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative/anti-epileptic drug
Q. Is Paroxetine a MAOI/benzodiazepine/anti-depressant?
Paroxetine is not a MAOI (mono-amino oxidase inhibitor) or a benzodiazepine. It is an anti-depressant
Q. Does Paroxetine cause headache, weight loss, memory loss, hair loss, high blood pressure?
Yes. Paroxetine may cause headache, weight loss, memory loss, hair loss or high blood pressure. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Clonazepam

Q. Can I take Clonazepam while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Clonazepam is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Clonazepam?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Clonazepam) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Clonazepam affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Clonazepam does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Clonazepam a narcotic?
No. Clonazepam is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Clonazepam muscle relaxant?
Clonazepam is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.
Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Clonazepam?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Clonazepam.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Clonazepam?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Clonazepam.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam while I am on hepatitis C treatment?
The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.
Q. Can Clonazepam cause euphoria?
No. Clonazepam does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Clonazepam get you high?
Clonazepam does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Clonazepam be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Clonazepam is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Clonazepam cause rash?
Clonazepam is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Clonazepam the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Clonazepam is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Clonazepam?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Clonazepam is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with zolpidem?
No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.
Q. Which medication is better, Clonazepam or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Clonazepam as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Clonazepam needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with fluoxetine?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam while I am also taking antibiotics?
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with escitalopram?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Which medication is better, Clonazepam or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Clonazepam. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Clonazepam or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Clonazepam with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Clonazepam or etizolam?
Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.
Q. When does Clonazepam expire?
The expiry date of Clonazepam is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Clonazepam affect the brain?
Clonazepam works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Clonazepam.
Q. What is the difference between Clonazepam and zopiclone?
Clonazepam is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep
Q. What is the difference between Clonazepam and olanzapine?
Clonazepam is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Clonazepam cause low blood pressure?
Clonazepam is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for sciatica?
No. Clonazepam is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Clonazepam?
Clonazepam is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Clonazepam is effective
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for nausea?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for a headache?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for vertigo?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.
Q. Can insomnia be treated with Clonazepam?
Yes. Though Clonazepam is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Clonazepam is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for depression?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam in pain management?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Clonazepam in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Clonazepam?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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