A 27-year-old male asked:
Would clozaril be a good antipsychotic for paranoid schizophrenia i had in the past? schiz in remission because of zyprexa (olanzapine) but don't like side effects
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Clozaril (clozapine): Is an atypical antipsychotic approved for use in treatment-resistant schizophrenia & is also used off-label to treat bipolar disorders. It is very effective as long as close monitoring of white blood cell count is done routinely. Some reported side-effects are seizures, myocarditis, agranulocytosis, diabetes, weight gain. It is not indicated if seizures, liver disease or low blood count.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clozaril: Very effective but not first-line. 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.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2021
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