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This is very embarrassing. But i seem to have been wetting my bed since i started clozapine. Is there a connection? Maybe a smaller dose?
Yes, there could be: Clozapine is a helpful medication in certain cases of psychosis. Among its possible side effects, though, is urinary incontinence (1%-2% of patients). Other possibilities include seizures (3% of patients) which can also have urinary incontinence. Please tell your doctor about this -- it's important. Be well. ...Read more
Can't predict: that - it is too variable with people. ...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
Not recommended: Clozapine is usually used only in patients that have not responded to other anti-psychotic treatments due to its danger of causing agranulocytosis as well as the costs of having to have blood tests continually during treatment. Abrupt withdrawal may lead to cholinergic rebound effects, severe movement disorders as well as severe psychotic decompensation. It has been recommended that patients, families, and caregivers are aware of the symptoms and risks of abrupt withdrawal of clozapine. When discontinuing clozapine, gradual dose reduction is recommended to reduce the intensity of withdrawal effects ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
For many it does not: Many patients preferred to take their total dose at bedtime because of the fact that the sedation does not go away for many people. Years ago a study was done at harvard involving approximately 750 people with panic disorder and although the majority preferred to take their total daily dose of clonopin at bedtime, there were some who preferred to take about 25% of their dose in the morning. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. I generally prescribed the total daily dose at bedtime unless the patient prefers to take a small dose in the morning as well. ...Read more
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