Side effect(s) of Zotepine

Read the side effects of Zotepine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, dyspepsia, constipation, dry mouth

Central Nervous System: Anxiety, depression, agitation, headache, insomnia, fluctuations in body temperature, drowsiness, seizures and hyperprolactinemia

Cardiovascular: Increased heartbeat, decreased blood pressure, heart rhythm abnormalities

Eye: Blurred vision, angle-closure glaucoma (eye disease that results in optic nerve damage or vision loss induced by raised pressure in the eye)

Others: Movement disorders like tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, increased liver function tests, weight gain, sweating, abnormal blood cell counts, weakness



Other Precautions : • Elderly patients should monitor blood pressure before starting zotepine treatment and for the first few weeks of treatment.
• ECG, electrolytes levels, complete blood cell count and liver function tests have to be monitored at regular intervals.
• Rapid discontinuation of zotepine is not advised as it leads to rebound psychosis and hence the drug requires gradual decreasing of dose.
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