Zaptra LS Capsule


Uses of Zaptra Capsule

Zaptra LS Capsule is used in the treatment of depression.

Zaptra Capsule side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairement
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation

How to use Zaptra Capsule

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.

How Zaptra Capsule works

Zaptra LS Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Paroxetine and Clonazepam which has 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 Capsule related warnings

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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Zaptra LS Capsule
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zaptra

I have anxiety problems and using medicine Zaptra 25 Zenoxa 450 for one year
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Your medicines are fine. Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Dipression, hypertension and phobia of getting stucked in place which close i.e. lift locked room or living alone in houseConsulted harjeet singhMedicine prescribed zaptra 25
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Claustrophobia is an anxiety spectrum disorder often treated with SSRIs like Zaptra. Please continue medicines and follow up with your doctor regularly.
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Q. Are there any important warnings associated with the use of Zaptra?

Zaptra may increase the suicidal thoughts or actions in some patients, in the first few months of the treatment. Patients having mood or behavioral disorder have a high risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any changes in behavior or mood. 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 taking 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 that the use of Zaptra can cause weight gain. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. It is important to remember that 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. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Can the use of Zaptra affect my sex life?

The use of Zaptra can affect the sexual life of 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 inability to reach orgasm. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and cause discomfort during intercourse. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Zaptra?

No, do not drink alcohol while 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 may start to feel better sooner. When taking Zaptra, it is important to give it time to work.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zaptra?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Nov 2018.
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