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CLOZAP 0.5MG TABLET

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Composition for CLOZAP

Clozapine(0.5 mg)

food interaction for CLOZAP

alcohol interaction for CLOZAP

pregnancy interaction for CLOZAP

lactation interaction for CLOZAP

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Clozap 0.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Clozap 0.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Clozap 0.5mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Clozap 0.5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CLOZAP

Clozapine(0.5 mg)

Uses

Clozap 0.5mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood).

How it works

Clozap 0.5mg tablet works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Increased saliva production, Restlessness

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Expert advice for CLOZAP

  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have kidney, liver or heart disease, prostate problem, difficulty in passing urine, diabetes or elevated blood sugar levels, chronic constipation, glaucoma, blood clots or history of blood clots, epilepsy, galactose intolerance or Lapp lactase deficiency, diseases of the large intestine, heart problems (problems with QT interval), or if you have risk factors for stroke (high blood pressure or problems in the blood vessels of the brain), or if you have had an abdominal surgery in the past.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery and be careful while getting up from a sitting or lying position after taking clozapine as it may make you feel dizzy.
  • Always ensure you are being regularly monitored for white blood cell count, total blood cell count, heart rate (ECG), liver function, and lipid function by taking appropriate tests.
  • Avoid smoking, regular caffeine intake, and alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CLOZAP

Clozapine

Q.Is clozapine safe?
Yes. Clozapine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q.Is clozapine a narcotic, addictive, controlled substance?
Clozapine is not a narcotic, addictive or a controlled drug

Q.Is clozapine a benzodiazepine?
No. Clozapine is not a benzodiazepine. It is an anti-psychotic agent

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with clozapine?
Yes. You can take ibuprofen with clozapine if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does clozapine cause erectile dysfunction, tardive dyskinesia, weight-gain, sleepiness or low sperm count?
Clozapine may cause erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, sleepiness, weight gain or tardive dyskinesia. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Does clozapine help with anxiety?
Clozapine decreases anxiety and other symptoms in patients suffering from schizophrenia.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)