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Clozapine

Clozapine Information

Clozapine Benefits & Uses

Clozapine is used to treat the following -

Clozapine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Clozapine

Clozapine

Clozapine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Clozapine is used -

  1. Weight gain
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Constipation Moderate
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Increased saliva production
  6. Rapid heart rate (pulse)
  7. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  8. Irritability
  9. Back Pain Mild
  10. Fatigue Mild
  11. Diarrhoea
  12. Restlessness
  13. Agitation
  14. Drowsiness
  15. Nausea or vomiting

Clozapine Related Warnings

Is the use of Clozapine safe for pregnant women?

Harmful effects of Clozapine are extremely rare for pregnant ladies.

Mild

Is the use of Clozapine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Clozapine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Clozapine should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.

Severe

What is the effect of Clozapine on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Clozapine rarely affect the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Clozapine on the Liver?

Clozapine is rarely harmful for liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Clozapine on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on heart after taking Clozapine. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Clozapine with Other Drugs

Clozapine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Acarbose

Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Clozapine Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Clozapine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
      2. Heart Disease
      3. Tardive Dyskinesia
      4. Depression
      5. Parkinson's Disease
      6. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
      7. Dementia
      8. Liver Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Clozapine

      Is this Clozapine habit forming or addictive?

      No, Clozapine is not habit forming.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      No, after taking Clozapine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Clozapine only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Yes, in many cases, taking Clozapine can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

      Clozapine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Clozapine

      Taking Clozapine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk with your doctor about this.

      Mild

      Interaction between Alcohol and Clozapine

      Taking Clozapine with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Dr. Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Other
      0 Years of Experience
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      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Other
      1 Years of Experience
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