A 47-year-old member asked:
Anyone out there taking clozapine (or clozaril)? what is it?
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Psychiatry 16 years experience
Strong antipsychotic: Clozaril/clozapine is an effective antipsychotic medication with many cautions and potential side effects requiring regular blood tests. It can be effective for severe or difficult to treat schizophrenia. Given the potential side effects and requirement of blood tests, many doctors try other, safer medications or combinations first.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clozapine: Clozapine (brand names: Versacloz, FazaClo, Clozaril) is an antipsychotic medication used as a treatment for refractory Schizophrenia & for Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder associated with recurrent suicidal behavior. It has been used off-label for refractory bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder & PTSD.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2021
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