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    Information about Clozapine

    Clozapine uses

    Clozapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

    How clozapine works

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

    Common side effects of clozapine

    Sleepiness, Dizziness, Headache, Tremor, Increased saliva production, Increased sweating, Dryness in mouth, Visual disturbance, Increased heart rate, Decreased blood pressure, Fainting, Constipation, Nausea, Fever
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Clozapine

    • Clozapine 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 Clozapine without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)