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Should i go cold turkey off clozapine?

No: Coming off Clozapine should be done under medical supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Greilich
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Clozapine (Definition)

Clozapine is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more


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Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Has many.: There appear to be many side effects with this antipsychotic medication. Common ones are extreme constipation, bed-wetting, night-time drooling, muscle stiffness, sedation, tremors, orthostasis, hyperglycemia, and weight gain. Others are agranulocytosis, CNS depression, leukopenia, neutropenia, seizure disorder, bone marrow suppression, dementia, hypotension, and myocarditis. ...Read more

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I am going cold turkey off clozapine, suggestions?

Yes: Don't do it. Please work with your prescribing provider to safely come off this medication. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going cold turkey off clozapine?

Can you advise me on going cold turkey off clozapine?

Stopping Clonazepam: Depends upon the dose used. However, it is recommended that the medicine be weaned off as abrupt stoppage can lead to a seizure spell. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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What could happen if I went cold turkey off clozapine?

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

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Clozapine (clozaril) 125mg and withdrawal, can you tell me more?

Rebound: Clozapine is a medication with outstanding features that help control symptoms other medications otherwise failed to control. it is very serious to stop the medication without careful planning & supervision by your treating physician . the most serious withdrawal consequence is a rebound of the symptoms being treated which may take a while to re control even with clozapine restarted.see ur Dr. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if i went cold turkey off clozapine?

Shouldnt: you shouldn't, if you do, you end up with a rebound of symptoms that can sometimes be harder to treat. consult with your prescriber ...Read more

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Ever since i started clozapine i've been drooling. How long until it goes away or is it here to stay?

Ever since i started clozapine i've been drooling. How long until it goes away or is it here to stay?

Drooling & Clozaril (clozapine): Drooling is a known side effect of clozaril, (clozapine) and it may be dose-related. Talk with your doctor about this, to see if the dose can be adjusted. Clozaril (clozapine) can be very helpful for disabling psychotic symptoms, and your need for this must be balanced against any side effects. I'm sure your doctor wants the best for you. ...Read more

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Can i take two pills aripiprazole instead of one pill clozapine and one aripiprazole to cope with the symptms?

Possibly: Balancing medications is not always easy. To do so well one must know the medications and the medical condition of the patient. The doctor who is prescribing these medications is in the best position to discuss this with you in a knowing manner. Please contact him/her. ...Read more

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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.

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Clozaril (Definition)

Clozaril is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more