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Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zopic Tablet

Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Zopic Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Zopic 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. Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zopic Tablet works

Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Zopic Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zopic Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zopic 0.25 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

  • If you are taking Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Zopic 0.25 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zopic 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. What is Zopic used for?

Zopic is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.

Q. Is Zopic safe?

Zopic is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Zopic addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Zopic has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Zopic is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Zopic an opioid?

No, Zopic is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Zopic an anti-depressant?

No, Zopic is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Zopic a narcotic substance?

No, Zopic is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.

Q. Can I take Zopic for a hangover?

No, Zopic is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Zopic should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Zopic for anxiety?

Yes, Zopic is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.

Q. Can I take Zopic for heart palpitations?

No, Zopic is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Zopic should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Zopic for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Zopic is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Zopic reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Zopic. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Zopic.

Q. Does Zopic make you sleepy?

Yes, Zopic makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Zopic. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Zopic and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Zopic expire?

Yes, Zopic like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Zopic cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Zopic. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Zopic.

Q. Can the use of Zopic cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Zopic. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Zopic with hydrocodone?

Zopic should not be taken with hydrocodone. Zopic belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Zopic and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Zopic and hence decrease the levels of Zopic in the body which may decrease the effect of Zopic and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with clonazepam?

Zopic should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with oxycodone?

Zopic should not be taken with oxycodone. Zopic belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with tramadol?

Zopic should not be taken with tramadol. Zopic belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Zopic and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Zopic and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Zopic and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zopic for the rest of my life?

No, Zopic should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Zopic for pain?

No, Zopic is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.

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