Read the side effects of Zotepine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Diarrhea, dyspepsia, constipation, dry mouth
Central Nervous System: Anxiety
, depression, agitation, headache, insomnia, fluctuations in body temperature, drowsiness, seizures and hyperprolactinemia
Increased heartbeat, decreased blood pressure, heart rhythm abnormalities
Blurred vision, angle-closure glaucoma (eye disease that results in optic nerve damage or vision loss induced by raised pressure in the eye)
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.