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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm getting off clozapine cold turkey as i can't stand the side effects anymore. drooling, nocturnal enuresis, delirium. what can i expect re w/d?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Back to prescriber.: Clozapine is a powerful antipsychotic medication which is often given as a 3rd resort because of the side-effects and the weekly blood tests that are required. The symptoms for which this drug was prescribed would come back such as auditory hallucinations, delusions and psychotic symptoms. You must go back to the doctor who prescribed the medicine so he/she can choose another medication
Dr. Ruth Seaman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
New Doctor?: I would recommend you visit with your prescribing doctor first. If you do not have a good relationship with this doctor, then seek a new one. There are alternatives to Clozaril (clozapine), (clozapine) so please do not feel you have to do this alone. Much depends on what you are taking the Clozaril (clozapine) for. Best wishes on receiving good care and not giving up on treatment.

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Last updated Aug 23, 2014


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