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Ziiquit 50mg Tablet

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION Ziiquit 50mg Tablet

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders.

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include decreased hemoglobin levels in the blood, increased triglycerides level in blood, decreased cholesterol level in blood, headache, extrapyramidal symptoms, dry mouth, and withdrawal symptoms. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.


BENEFITS OF ZIIQUIT TABLET

In Treatment of Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Ziiquit 50mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Ziiquit 50mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

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SIDE EFFECTS OF ZIIQUIT TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ziiquit

  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Increased appetite

HOW TO USE ZIIQUIT TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ziiquit 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW ZIIQUIT TABLET WORKS

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZIIQUIT TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Ziiquit 50mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

FAQs

Q. What does Ziiquit 50mg Tablet do to the brain?

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain. It acts on various chemical messengers in the brain like dopamine and serotonin. It prevents the excessive activity of dopamine, helping to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and mania.

Q. Is Ziiquit 50mg Tablet a sleeping pill?

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill. Ziiquit 50mg Tablet is approved for the treatment of symptoms of schizophrenia. It prevents as well as treats episodes of mania and depression in bipolar disorder. It is also used with other medicines to treat depression.

Q. How long does Ziiquit 50mg Tablet take to work?

You may start seeing an improvement within a week of starting Ziiquit 50mg Tablet but full benefits may take about 4-6 weeks to appear.

Q. Is Ziiquit 50mg Tablet good for anxiety?

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet has not been approved for the treatment of anxiety; however, your doctor may prescribe it for anxiety. Some studies suggest its use in post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and anxiety associated with mood disorders.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Ziiquit 50mg Tablet?

Ziiquit 50mg Tablet can cause drowsiness. So, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything dangerous until you know how Ziiquit 50mg Tablet affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Ziiquit 50mg Tablet as it may worsen the drowsiness. Avoid getting dehydrated or over-exposure to heat.

Q. Can I stop taking Ziiquit 50mg Tablet if I am better now?

No, you should not stop taking Ziiquit 50mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, irritability and inability to sleep. If you feel better, consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before completely stopping it.

Q. Can Ziiquit 50mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Ziiquit 50mg Tablet. If you feel you are gaining weight, consult your doctor or a nutritionist who will suggest you a diet and some exercise to help you manage your weight.

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