Clozapine, my worries.

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Clozapine, my worries.

Postby ChrisC » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:00 am

I have extreme worries about the side effect profile of this drug. I'm taking 25mg a small dose I know. But before you all jump on the band wagon. I have contacted my psychiatrist about my concerns and he said in all his 14 years of practicing he has never had problems from this drug.

Am I being paranoid again? I'm on my third day of taking it. Also he has prescribed benzo's with it and Clozapine is not supposed to mix well with them.
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Postby Al Simms » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:46 am

Well the possible side effects look pretty horrendous. Are you having your blood monitored on a weekly basis to check for low white blood cell count? I guess the question you should ask yourself is whether you feel you need to take this drug and what are the effects if you don't. Good luck.
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Postby admin » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:10 am

I do not have any knowledge of this particular drug, but I do know that even very rare side effects are listed. I can only suggest careful self monitoring, to see if it works for you.

I hope everything goes well.
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