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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Clozaril (Overview)

Clozaril is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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Anyone out there taking clozapine (or clozaril)? What is it?

Anyone out there taking clozapine (or clozaril)? What is it?

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

Dr. Olav Jaren
48 doctors shared insights

Clozaril (Overview)

Clozaril is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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Am under clozapine 100mg 3 times aday and verapamil once.Can you prescribe me something to lose wait need to lose at least 15 pds no hard exercise pls?

Am under clozapine 100mg 3 times aday and verapamil once.Can you prescribe me something to lose wait need to lose at least 15 pds no hard exercise pls?

No medications: Weight loss is a mathematical issue of portion sizes and caloric intake. An individual requires around 2000 calories a day to maintain his or her weight. If cut down caloric intake ( less than 1600) and portion sizes (provided you do not have any other metabolic or hormonal disorder) you will loose weight. ...Read more

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Can clozaril (clozapine) be used to treat severe insmnia?

Overdo: In theory; but it s not indicated (off label) and hard to justify the risks involved (agranulocytosis, seizures, death) not to mention the monitoring required. It should not be an alternative. ...Read more

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...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'm getting off clozapine cold turkey as i can't stand the side effects anymore. Drooling, nocturnal enuresis, delirium. What can I expect re w/d?

Back to prescriber.: Clozapine is a powerful antipsychotic medication which is often given as a 3rd resort because of the side-effects and the weekly blood tests that are required. The symptoms for which this drug was prescribed would come back such as auditory hallucinations, delusions and psychotic symptoms. You must go back to the doctor who prescribed the medicine so he/she can choose another medication ...Read more

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How can I get off clozaril (clozapine)?

Carefully: Clozaril (clozapine) is a very potent medication. If you are taking this be careful about discontinuing it. I would suggest you talk to your doctor about the advisability of stopping this medication. You may need to switch to a different medication. ...Read more

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Can clozaril (clozapine) be used to treat severe insmnia?

Overdo: In theory; but it s not indicated (off label) and hard to justify the risks involved (agranulocytosis, seizures, death) not to mention the monitoring required. It should not be an alternative. ...Read more

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Anyone out there taking clozapine (or clozaril)? What is it?

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

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