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Clozapine Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Don't do it. Please work with your prescribing provider to safely come off this medication. ...Read more
Serious rebound: you can have a serious rebound of symptoms which may take long time to get under control again, Clozapine is the gold standard for addressing symptoms that didn't respond to other meds , so NEVER attempt to do that , ask your treating physician and work with him/her. good luck and feel better ...Read more
Yes: Clozapine is an antipsychotic medication that can cause movement problems to include extrapyramidal side effects. That said, it is typically less a problem in this medication compared with some older antipsychotic medications. But muscle stiffness, tremor, dyskinesia, and others are certainly possible. ...Read more
Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron metabolism, with ferritin level, and considering use of a dopamine agonist around the clock (suggest Neupro (rotigotine) patch). Talk to your doctor about these thoughts. ...Read more
No: Speak to your friend and feel free to call his/her physician. A true friend is ready to speak up when something like this happens. ...Read more
Please, i need to know, will the drooling side effect of clozapine go away? It's driving me crazy.
Drooling & Clozapine: Drooling is a known side effect of Clozapine and it may be dose-related -- meaning that you & your doctor can discuss whether a lower dose of Clozapine will still protect you from psychotic symptoms. If so, this may help the drooling go away. If this isn't feasible, your doctor can also consider medicines to combat this: clonidine, benztropine, amitriptylene, & terazosin are a few options. ...Read more
How well does lenditro work for nocturnal enuresis caused by clozapine? How long before bed time should I take it?
Contain oxybutynin: Oxybutynin is an anticholinergic which tends to relax bladders mooth muscle ; thus increase funtional bladder capacity ; decrease involuntary bladder contractions. However regular Oxybutynin only has a 4 - 6 hour window of action. You need long-acting or sustained release Oxybutynin either generic or Ditropan er if available where you live 10 -15mg or Detrol (tolterodine) la 4-8mg. Take just before going to bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, however: Clozaril/clozapine is an effective antipsychotic medication with many cautions requiring regular blood tests. It can be effective for severe or difficult to treat bipolar disorder. Given the potential side effects and requirement of blood tests, many doctors try other, safer medications or combinations first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer