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Lozapin 100mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lozapin 100mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Lozapin 100mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine 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 doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes headache, increased sweating and visual disturbance. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, so drink plenty of fluids and 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, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and doing exercise regularly can reduce these side effects.

Uses of Lozapin Tablet

Side effects of Lozapin Tablet

Common
  • Increased sweating
  • Visual disturbance
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Lozapin 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. Lozapin 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lozapin Tablet works

Lozapin 100mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotics. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lozapin 100mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lozapin 100mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lozapin 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If Lozapin 100mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sedation. Periodically, keep a check on the baby's white blood cell count as well.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lozapin 100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel tired, drowsy, dizzy or you may feel faint while taking ClozapineLozapin 100mg Tablet, especially during the early stages of treatment. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lozapin 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lozapin 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lozapin 100mg Tablet is may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lozapin 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lozapin 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable. Inform your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting and/or weight loss while taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • Lozapin 100mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia in people for whom other medicines are ineffective or not tolerated.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time everyday.
  • It can cause dizziness and sleepiness. Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • It may cause low blood pressure and dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and rise slowly from a sitting or lying position.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells during treatment with this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.
  • Do not stop taking Lozapin 100mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lozapin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
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https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-confido-tablet-otc90667One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
He has pschological disorder from childhood. Now he is making too many noise and repeating same words again and again. He is taking lozapin 100 in the evening. What to do so that he sit quitely
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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