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    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
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Zotepine

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    Expert advice for Zotepine

    • You may be monitored with ECG and electrolytes prior to zoltepine therapy and while increasing the dose.
    • You may also be monitored with liver function test for at least three months during zoltepine therapy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: epilepsy (fits), heart problems or chest pain.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery as zotepine may cause dizziness.
    • Do not stop the medication abruptly as it may cause severe side effects. Always follow your doctor’s instructions regarding its use.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)