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Safe Fazaclo Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Fazaclo: Is orally dissolving clozapine. Clozapine is atypical antipsychotic used in treatment resistant schizophrenia. While considered the most effective atypical antipsychotic for rhe treatment of schizophrenia, it is only used when other agents fail due to the risk of lowering the white blood cell count as well as seizure. ...Read more
Genetics?: It is not known for certain why some people see increased appetite, binge eating, and not feeling full with associated gain weight with clozapine, while others do not. It may have to do with genetic differences in serotonin (5ht2c) & histamine (h1) receptors. There is some literature to suggest that those who lose weight with Clozapine are less likely to well on the medication. ...Read more
Anticolinergic : Clozapine is thought to cause constipation based on its anticolinergic effects. Drugs that have anticholinergic properties inhibit GI smooth muscle tone and secretions. This can occur in about 15 percent of patients treated with Clozapine and can be severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticholinergic efx: Many psychiatric medications work at multiple different receptors. It sounds like your response to clozapine involves a fair amount of anticholinergic effects which can cause constipation. Fluids, high fiber like Metamucil or similar twice daily can help prevent complications from long term constipation. ...Read more
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?
No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more
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