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Zipra 20mg Capsule

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Zipra 20mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania.

Zipra 20mg Capsule should be taken with food, preferably at the same time, each day. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, abnormal vision and dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions). Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Zipra Capsule

Side effects of Zipra Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zipra

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal vision
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Weakness
  • Parkinsonism
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Zipra Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zipra 20mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Zipra Capsule works

Zipra 20mg Capsule is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zipra 20mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zipra 20mg Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zipra 20mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zipra 20mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zipra 20mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zipra 20mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zipra 20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zipra 20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zipra 20mg Capsule may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking Zipra 20mg Capsule without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydroindolone Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zipra with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Zipra a narcotic/ Benzo/Ssri/ controlled substance/ opiate?

Zipra is not a narcotic or Benzodiazepam or Ssri or controlled substance or opiate

Q. Is Zipra addictive?

Zipra is non addictive

Q. Can I take Ziprasidone with Xanax/ Tylenol / ibuprofen/ Benadryl/ Nyquil/ melatonin/ trazodone?

Ziprasidone may interact with these medications. Kindly follow doctors instructions

Q. Does Zipra cause weight gain/ constipation/get you high/ help you sleep/make you tired/?

Zipra may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with Zipra.

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References

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