Clozapine (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia in patients who have not been helped by or are unable to take other medicines. This medicine should not be used to treat behavioral problems in older adult patients who have dementia.
Clozapine is also used to prevent risk of suicidal behavior from occurring again in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Clozapine is available only from pharmacies that agree to participate with your doctor in a plan to monitor your blood tests. You will need to have blood tests done every week for at least 6 months. After that, your doctor will decide if it is safe for you to have blood tests every other week. You will receive enough clozapine to last until your next blood test, but only if the results of your blood tests show that it is safe for you to take this medicine. If any of your blood tests are not normal, you may need to have blood tests more often than every week until they return to normal.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Tablet, Disintegrating