Q. How long does it take for Lozapin 100mg Tablet to work?
Like many medicines, Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg Tablet been prescribed?
Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg Tablet help with anxiety?
Yes, Lozapin 100mg Tablet helps calm the mind and decreases the level of anxiety and aggressive behavior in patients with Schizophrenia.
Q. Is Lozapin 100mg Tablet addictive?
No, Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes. Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg Tablet?
Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg Tablet?
It is recommended that people taking this medicine should not drink alcohol. This is because Lozapin 100mg 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 100mg 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 100mg 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.