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Composition for ZIPRA

Ziprasidone(40 mg)

food interaction for ZIPRA

alcohol interaction for ZIPRA

pregnancy interaction for ZIPRA

lactation interaction for ZIPRA

It is better to take Zipra 40mg capsule with food.
Zipra 40mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Zipra 40mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ziprasidone(40 mg)


Zipra 40mg capsule is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). It is also used to treat episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited or irritated mood) or mixed episodes (symptoms of both mania and depression).

How it works

Zipra 40mg capsule belongs to a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Anxiety, Constipation, Running nose, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Injection site pain, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Weakness, Weight gain


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Expert advice for ZIPRA

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for ZIPRA


 Q. Is Ziprasidone a narcotic/ Benzo/Ssri/ controlled substance/ opiate?
Ziprasidone is not a narcotic or Benzodiazepam or Ssri or controlled substance or opiate.
Q. Is Ziprasidone addictive? 
Ziprasidone 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 Ziprasidone cause weight gain/ constipation/get you high/ help you sleep/make you tired/?
Ziprasidone may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with Ziprasidone.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)