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Zipra 20 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Zipra Capsule

Zipra Capsule side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal vision
  • Dystonia
  • Akathisia
  • Weakness
  • Parkinsonism
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Zipra 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. Zipra 20 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Zipra Capsule works

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

Zipra Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zipra 20 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zipra 20 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Zipra 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zipra 20 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Kidney
Zipra 20 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zipra 20 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zipra 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zipra 20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Before taking Ziprasidone tell your doctor, if you have/had heart disease such as heart failure, heart attack, long QT syndrome (irregular heartbeat) or taking medicines that can cause irregular heartbeat.
  • You may experience hyperglycemia (increases in your blood sugar resulting in extreme thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, blurred vision, or weakness) while you are taking this medication, even if you do not already have diabetes.
  • Ziprasidone may cause drowsiness/dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Ziprasidone treatment, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • NMS (Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome) is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by Ziprasidone. Symptoms may include fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat and sweating. Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
  • If you are an elderly taking Ziprasidone, you may develop muscle movements in your arms, legs or your tongue, face, mouth, or jaw (e.g., tongue sticking out), that you cannot control. Tell your doctor at once if you have such problems. Ziprasidone may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections.
  • You may undergo lab tests, including electrolyte levels, complete blood cell counts (CBC), or fasting blood sugar levels, to monitor your condition, while you use Ziprasidone.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS

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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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