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Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Paroxetine, Clonazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 27, 2019

Zaptra capsule is a combination medicine comprising of drugs of the class of an antidepressant and an anti-epileptic. It treats various mental disorders such as OCD, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding a baby.
  • If you have low sodium levels.
  • If you have a history of seizures or epilepsy.
  • If you have a history of glaucoma.
  • If you have liver, heart or kidney diseases.
  • If you are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.

The dosage for Zaptra will be prescribed by your doctor as per your medical history, age, gender, the current medical condition and what reactions you have after the first course of medicine.

This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

  • Thioridazine

  • Pimozide

  • Allergy

This medication can cause the following symptoms, which are as follows

  • Shaking Of Hands Or Feet

  • Dizziness

  • Chills

  • Blurred Vision

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Dry Mouth

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clearly established.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and may take months to show. It varies depending on the intended use and the dosing.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next scheduled dose is less than 4 hours away, then the missed dose should be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of an overdose, doctor should be consulted immediately.

This medicine works by selectively inhibiting the re-uptake of serotonin. This results in higher concentrations of serotonin in the brain. It also inhibits the synaptic transmission that occurs in the central nervous system. This capsule also reduces the use of serotonin by neurons and is used to treat seizures and anxiety.

Ques: What is Zaptra 12 5 mg 0 25 mg capsule?

Ans: Zaptra belong to the class of drugs known as antidepressants. These are used in the treatment of various mental disorders such as OCD, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder. It contains Clonazepam and Paroxetine as active ingredients. This medication works by improving the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmitter thus rising the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

Ques: What are the uses of Zaptra 12 5 mg 0 25 mg capsule?

Ans: This capsule is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like depression, anxiety disorder, and treatment of panic disorder.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Zaptra 12 5 mg 0 25 mg capsule?

Ans: Side effects of this medication icnludes lack of appetite, depression, difficulty in concentrating, and dizziness.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Zaptra 12 5 mg 0 25 mg capsule?

Ans: Zaptra should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule?

Ans: This capsule should not be used if you have the conditions such as Acute narrow-angle glaucoma, Concomitant use in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, History of sensitivity to benzodiazepines, Hypersensitivity, and Significant liver disease.

Ques: Is Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this capsule can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Impotence, Feeling sleepy, Jerky contraction of groups of muscles, Constipation, Drowsiness, Palpitations, Hair loss, Skin rash, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Dry mouth, Dysuria, Anemia, Muscle weakness, Dehydration, Fever, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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What are the uses of Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule
What are the contraindications of Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule ?
What are the side effects of Zaptra 12.5 Mg/0.25 Mg Capsule ?
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