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Lozapin 50mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Lozapin 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave).

Lozapin 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a 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. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include increased sweating, visual disturbance, and decreased blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not get better or worse.

Before taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if your suffering from high body temperature and muscle stiffness (neuroleptic malignant syndrome), have had abnormal tongue or face movements (dyskinesia), heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, fits (epilepsy), difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), or liver problems.

Uses of Lozapin Tablet

Benefits of Lozapin Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Lozapin 50mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

Side effects of Lozapin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lozapin

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Drowsiness
  • Seizure
  • Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils)
  • Anticholinergic effects
  • Tachycardia
  • Excessive salivation

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 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lozapin Tablet works

Lozapin 50mg 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 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lozapin 50mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lozapin 50mg 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 50mg 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 50mg 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 50mg Tablet, especially during the early stages of treatment. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lozapin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lozapin 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lozapin 50mg Tablet is may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lozapin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lozapin 50mg 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.

What if you forget to take Lozapin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lozapin 50mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Lozapin 50mg 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 50mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzodiazepine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

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): Itracip
Life-threatening

Patient concerns

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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
Psychiatry
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.
Suffering Schizophrnia from last 20+ years. Is cure able ?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Psychiatry
We are here to helpSchizophrenia is chronic disorderSymptoms can be stopped from expressingCure is difficult word to say in schizophrenia
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Lozapin 50mg Tablet to work?

Like many medicines, Lozapin 50mg Tablet does not work straight away. You might start feeling more calm and relaxed after a few weeks of taking this medicine.

Q. Why has Lozapin 50mg Tablet been prescribed?

Lozapin 50mg Tablet is an antipsychotic drug used to treat manic episodes and Schizophrenia, a mood disorder. It shortens the time to recovery and prevents mania from returning. It is also used to reduce the risk of suicidal behavior in people with Schizophrenia.

Q. Does Lozapin 50mg Tablet help with anxiety?

Yes, Lozapin 50mg Tablet helps calm the mind and decreases the level of anxiety and aggressive behavior in patients with Schizophrenia.

Q. Is Lozapin 50mg Tablet addictive?

No, Lozapin 50mg Tablet is not addictive in nature. No habit-forming potential has been seen with its use. However, always follow your doctor's advice regarding the duration of its use.

Q. When should I see my doctor?

Seek immediate medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction, pain or burning when you urinate, or vaginal itching or discharge.

Q. Can Lozapin 50mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes. Lozapin 50mg Tablet can cause dizziness by reducing blood pressure. If this happens to you, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience dizziness while traveling.

Q. Why do I have to have regular blood tests while I am taking Lozapin 50mg Tablet?

Lozapin 50mg Tablet is known to cause a rare but serious side effect called “agranulocytosis”. This side effect occurs in less than 1 out of every 100 people who take this medicine. This side effect can result in a decrease in the number of white blood cells (infection-fighting cells) in your body. Without enough white blood cells, your body may not be able to. In order to prevent this, your doctor may prescribe you a blood test to check your white blood cell count.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Lozapin 50mg Tablet?

It is recommended that people taking this medicine should not drink alcohol. This is because Lozapin 50mg Tablet is an antipsychotic and taking it with alcohol can cause severe drowsiness. This can lead to falls and accidents. Also, drinking alcohol may make mania, depression, and anxiety worse. Discuss any concerns you have with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

Q. I am experiencing a change in my taste after the start of the treatment with Lozapin 50mg Tablet. Any tips to reduce it?

A change in taste is a common side-effect of this medicine. Rinse your mouth with a solution of salt and bicarbonate of soda before mealtimes to neutralize the bad taste in your mouth. You may also add some extra flavor or seasonings to your food.

Q. I am having trouble remembering to take my medications. Is there anything I can do to help me remember?

In order to avoid missing a dose, use a calendar, pillbox, alarm clock, or cell phone alert to help you remember to take your medication. You may also ask a family member a friend to remind you or check in with you to be sure you are taking your medication.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Lozapin 50mg Tablet?

It is advisable not to stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, since it may worsen your symptoms. Your doctor will probably want to decrease your dose gradually.

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