CLOZAPINE Reviews

Average Rating: 2.6 (5 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR CLOZAPINECOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 5  Schizophrenia Weight gain drooling and seizures It's still the best med I have ever taken for this M 43 20 years
600
8/5/2019
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 1  Also “so called” schizophrenia Severe, life-threatening effects when a court ordered residential treatment facility abruptly stopped because they “ran out”. Suffers severe fatigue, nighttime drooling, constipation, severe acid reflux, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, memory loss, foggy brain (brain damage!), heart problems, loss of interest in life. Sleeping a lot. God help him. I do not know how to safely get him off. When the cour ordered residential treatment facility abruptly stopped his Clozapine- they put him in the hospital where they forcibly OVERDOSED him and left him in isolation to die!! By grace of God I saw him- almost dead. Demanded medical attention- finally landed in ICU in respiratory failure kidney injury with rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle damage), leukocytosis, dehydration, abnormal EKGs, Clozapine withdraws” (that was forced upon him), and more. Labs all completely out of whack and vital organ failure. They had to work on him 48 minutes to get him to breathe well and to keep him alive.  They put him on a bi-pap machine to push out fluids and heavily sedated him with precedex and Ativan IV drips. He was near death. The psych floor was just letting him suffer for at least 14-16 hours- waiting for him to just die M 24 2 years
500mg/day
3/30/2019
 1  Schizophrenia Speech impairment. Could not think straight. Constipation. Inability to think clearly. I stopped taking it and got well. All the time I was on it I was paranoid and hallucinating. I asked my psychiatrist were the original evidence for it's efficacy came from 4 years ago - I'm still waiting. To each there own and good luck. After a year of being weel I now get a few hallucinations but remain medicated. M 50 7 years
600 1X D
7/11/2014
 5  paranoid schizophrenia salivating, sleepiness, stiffening of muscles I take it in the evening and feel great in the morning. I've been taking it for years now and no sign of relapse. salivating is kind of a problem, though. F 23 8 years
100 1X D
8/5/2013
 1  "so-called "schizophrenia Very low BP, chronic constipation resulting in prolapsed bowel, obsessive compulsive disorder, incontinence, severe anxiety, phobias,loss of weight My son's psychiatrists at last agreed the drug did nothing for him so took him off - weaned for a month. Then came the horrific backlash lasting 3 weeks off and on. Today he is the best I have seen him for twenty years. Even smiling. Long may it last. We know there may be more hiccups but will deal with them without drugs. M 46 7 days
4/12/2008
  

CLOZAPINE  (CLOZAPINE):  See also Warning section. This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders). Clozapine is a psychiatric medication (anti-psychotic type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Clozapine decreases hallucinations and helps prevent suicide in people who are likely to try to harm themselves. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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