A 31-year-old member asked:
Is clozapine (clozaril) benzodiazepine?
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Psychiatry 16 years experience
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Is clozapine a benzodiazepine?
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Clozapine is considered a 2nd generation antipsychotic medication, typically used in schizophrenia, that antagonizes quite a few neurotransmitter receptors, eg Dopamine d1 & d4 plus serotonin 5ht2 & cholinergic muscarinic ones, too. It's a very effective drug when used under close observation but can only be prescribed under restricted distribution due high risk for agranulocytosis, etc.
5.8k viewsReviewed Oct 23, 2020
Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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