Side Effects of Zaptra are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Confusion, Memory impairement, Uncoordinated body movements, Drowsiness, Tiredness, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation.
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. Zaptra LS Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zaptra LS Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Paroxetine and clonazepam which have mood-enhancing and anxiety-lowering effects. Paroxetine is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Zaptra LS Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Zaptra LS Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Zaptra LS Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Zaptra LS Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zaptra LS Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zaptra LS Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Zaptra LS Capsule can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Zaptra LS Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaptra LS Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Q. Are there any important warning associated with use of Zaptra?
Zaptra may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patient, in the first few months of treatment. Patients having mood or behaviour disorder have high risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any behaviour or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the follow-up appointments as scheduled.
Q. Can I stop taking Zaptra when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Zaptra even if you feel well. If you stop Zaptra suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Zaptra?
There are reports that suggest association weight gain with the use of Zaptra. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember: It is easier to stop weight gain than losing increased weight.
Q. Can the use of Zaptra cause sleepiness?
Yes, Zaptra can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Can the use of Zaptra affect my sexual life?
Sexual side effects are common with the use of Zaptra in both men and women. Different sexual problems can occur due to Zaptra like decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain erection during the sexual activity) and orgasm problem. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and comfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Zaptra?
No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Zaptra. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Zaptra.
Q. How long does Zaptra take to work?
Everybody responds differently to treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Zaptra, although some people will start to feel better sooner. When taking Zaptra, it’s important to give it time to work.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 30th Aug 2017.