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Zetalo 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Zetalo Tablet

Zetalo 10 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain which improves the mood.

Zetalo 10 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with food to avoid stomach upset. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as may result in harmful effects.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes low sexual desire, nausea, headache, vomiting, and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Remember to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts. Some people may also experience rapid weight gain but it is not common.

Uses of Zetalo Tablet

Zetalo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness

How to use Zetalo Tablet

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. Zetalo 10 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zetalo Tablet works

Zetalo 10 mg Tablet 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.

Zetalo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Babies should be monitored for behavioral side effects such as sleepiness or fussiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zetalo 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Zetalo 10 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zetalo 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zetalo 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zetalo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zetalo 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It causes less drowsiness as compared to other antidepressant medications.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Zetalo 10 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Zetalo 10 mg Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zetalo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): DLX, Dulok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zetalo

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Just wanted to know use of INSPIRAL 10mg.
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Psychiatrist
It's a stimulant used for ADHD and occasionally for depression
Erection problem.BP tablet nebicard 2.5mg and Roseday 10mg taking daily
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Erectile dysfunction is the condition in which a man is unable to maintain an erection of the penis that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. A person may be able to get an erection while masturbating but fails to get an erection when he is with the sexual partner. There are many reasons for this condition. It includes narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis, changes in hormones, anxiety, depression, relationship problem or any injury. Tips for controlling ED: Dried dates offer good strength to the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive in humans. Mix a handful of dried date, pistachio nuts, almonds and quince seeds in equal proportions and then pound them into fine powder. Mix this powder in a glass of milk and consume it daily to see effective results.
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FAQs

Q. What Zetalo used for?

Zetalo is used in the treatment of depression and panic disorder

Q. Does Zetalo cause weight gain/ high blood pressure/ headaches?

Zetalo may cause certain side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure and rarely rapid weight gain

Q. Does Zetalo contain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)?

Zetalo does not contain MAOI. However, Zetalo should not be taken if a MAOI inhibitor is taken in the past 14 days, as it may cause dangerous drug interaction.

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