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Zipradep 80mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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.

Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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 Zipradep Tablet

Side effects of Zipradep Tablet

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 Zipradep

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

How to use Zipradep 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. Zipradep 80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Zipradep Tablet works

Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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 Zipradep 80mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zipradep 80mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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
Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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
Zipradep 80mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zipradep 80mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zipradep 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zipradep 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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 Zipradep 80mg Tablet 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 Zipradep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

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

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

Q. Is Zipradep addictive?

Zipradep 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 Zipradep cause weight gain/ constipation/get you high/ help you sleep/make you tired/?

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

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