What is Clozapine
Approved as Treatment by the FDAClozapine, also called Clozaril, is approved by the FDA for 7 uses which include Suicide and Schizophrenia .
When to interrupt dosageThe proposed measure of Clozapine is contingent upon the diagnosed condition, including High Risk, Severe Mental Illness and Schizoaffective Disorder. The dosage also varies as per the mode of administration listed in the table beneath.
Clozapine Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Clozapine?230 ongoing investigations are assessing the utility of Clozapine in treating High Risk Patients, Parkinsonian Syndromes and Suicidal Ideation.
Clozapine Reviews: What are patients saying about Clozapine?
Patient Q&A Section about clozapineThese questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
What is the drug clozapine used for?
"This medication is prescribed to patients with severe schizophrenia who have not responded well to other medications. It is also used to lower the risk of suicide in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder."
Why is clozapine high risk?
"Clozapine causes several severe side effects, including a decrease in white blood cells, a decrease in neutrophils (a type of white blood cell), constipation (which can be severe), inflammation of the heart muscle, and negative effects on metabolism. These side effects can occur at any time during treatment and are not necessarily linked to the dose of the drug."
What class of drug is clozapine?
"This drug is classified as atypical because it affects both serotonin and dopamine receptors."
What is the major side effect of clozapine?
"Taking clozapine may cause you to feel dizzy, lightheaded, or like you're going to faint when you stand up, especially when you first start taking it or when your dose is increased. If you've had a heart attack, heart failure, or a slow, irregular heartbeat in the past, or if you're taking medication for high blood pressure, tell your doctor."