is an antihistamine that treats the common symptoms of allergies
that usually affect the eyes and nose
. Aside from allergies, Ziptek is also used to treat hay fever
, and even Kimura’s disease.
Talk to your physician about any health conditions that could create an undesired reaction with the medication. Your physician must know whether you have an allergy
to Ziptek or any of its components. If you have had kidney failure
or a liver
disorder, your physician may need to adjust the dosage or you may need to undergo special monitoring while taking this medication. Ziptek has not been found to have any harmful effects to an unborn baby; however, your pregnancy must be discussed with your doctor. This is also true for mothers who are breastfeeding since Ziptek can be excreted in breast
milk. Tell your physician if you are breastfeeding before you begin taking this medication. Special precautions need to be taken for adults age 65 and above. As you age, your body’s lower resistance may increase your risks for side effects. Your physician will make necessary dosage adjustments applicable to your case.
Once proper dosage is determined, follow the prescription strictly to benefit from the effects of Ziptek. Ziptek is taken orally and is available in chewable, liquid suspension, and tablet form. The chewables need to be chewed completely before swallowing
. The liquid suspension needs to be shaken thoroughly and measured accurately. Do not use a regular tablespoon; a measuring spoon is far more accurate. Take the tablet with a glass of water and swallow the tablet whole. Crushing the tablet will make its bitter taste even more challenging so it is better to swallow the tablet whole. Ziptek can be taken on an empty stomach
. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, continue with your normal diet.
Follow the dosing schedule set by your physician. When taking Ziptek, you may experience drowsiness or dizziness
. If symptoms become more serious or come with breathing difficulty or skin rashes, consult your physician immediately.
Be careful when performing physically challenging activities while taking Ziptek. Your abilities to operate a machine or drive may be affected by the drowsiness caused by Ziptek. Avoid these activities for the duration of your treatment. Do not consume alcohol while taking Ziptek as it may increase the side effects the same way some medications do. Talk to your physician about prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking prior to taking this medication to ensure your safety.
Ziptek is best kept out of reach of young children. Store it away from heat or moisture. Do not share your prescription with others and use it only for the condition it was prescribed. Other conditions will require a diagnosis for an accurate prescription. Take your physician’s advice seriously. If you are not comfortable using Ziptek, have your physician closely monitor you during treatment to check your progress.
Ziptek has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ziptek is C21H25ClN2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[2-[4-[(4-chlorophenyl)-phenyl-methyl]piperazin-1-yl]ethoxy]acetic acid
• Molecular weight is 388.888 g/mol
• Ziptek available : 10mg tablets