Information about Zotepine

Zotepine Uses

Zotepine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

How Zotepine works

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

Common side effects of Zotepine

Headache, Dryness in mouth, Sleepiness, Anxiety, Weight gain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Agitation, Sweating, Blurred vision, Depression, Constipation, Increased heart rate
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Available Medicine for Zotepine

SirileptSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
56 to ₹1183 variant(s)
ZotewinInnovative Pharmaceuticals
841 variant(s)
ZotipaxIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
49 to ₹1173 variant(s)
ZoteletIkon Remedies Pvt Ltd
59 to ₹842 variant(s)

Expert advice for Zotepine

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • You may be monitored with ECG, electrolytes, and liver function tests before you start treatment with this medicine and while increasing the dose.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zotepine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • 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 Zotepine without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.


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