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A 22-year-old male asked:

How long after being on clozapine does its sedating effects go away? i'm supposed to take it in the morning too but it's way too sedating so i don't.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sedation: Please see article “Sedation side effect of clozapine”. REF: https://smiadviser.org/knowledge_post/sedation-side-effect-with-clozapine. Sedation can increase with each dose increase. It does tend to decrease over time (but I can't say how long that takes). People often take it at night if overly sedated or drink something like coffee if too sedated in morning.

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