Clozaril (clozapine dry itchy patches on skin) antipsychotic medicine information myvmc

Do not take clozaril if you have a low white dry itchy patches on skin spreading blood cell count or have previously had a low white dry itchy patches on skin spreading blood cell count caused by a medicine (except if it was following a treatment for cancer). Clozaril can cause agranulocytosis (a condition with a reduced number of white blood cells.) these cells are needed to fight infections. If you have a low white blood cell count or dry itchy patches on skin spreading have had one in the past, you must not take clozaril.

Newborn babies of mothers taking antipsychotic drugs during the third dry itchy patches on skin spreading trimester of pregnancy may have increased risk of developing stiff dry itchy patches on skin spreading limbs, trembling, agitation, muscle stiffness, muscle flaccidity, drowsiness, short and shallow breathing, and feeding disorders following delivery. In some cases these symptoms may be self-limiting, in other cases, babies may require intensive care unit support or hospitalisation.

The usual starting dose is half of a 25 mg dry itchy patches on skin spreading tablet once or twice on the first day. The dose is usually increased to one 25 mg tablet dry itchy patches on skin spreading once or twice on the second day. After that, the dose can be slowly increased until the desired effect dry itchy patches on skin spreading is achieved. Usually, the total amount of clozaril needed each day will be dry itchy patches on skin spreading between 200 mg and 450 mg but some people will dry itchy patches on skin spreading need higher doses.

You must have strict and regular blood tests while taking dry itchy patches on skin spreading clozaril. Clozaril can cause agranulocytosis. This is a condition where the number of white blood dry itchy patches on skin spreading cells in your body is reduced. White blood cells are needed to fight infection. There is no way of knowing who is at risk dry itchy patches on skin spreading of developing agranulocytosis. Deaths have occurred in severe cases of agranulocytosis. However, with regular blood tests, the problem can be detected early. If clozaril is stopped as soon as possible, the white blood cell numbers should return to normal.

Watch for important side effects. If you develop a fast or irregular heartbeat that is dry itchy patches on skin spreading present even when you are resting, accompanied by rapid breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of the feet or legs, dizziness or lightheadedness, or chest pain, contact your doctor immediately as these may cause death. These symptoms could be signs of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, or another heart condition. Your doctor may want to refer you to a cardiologist dry itchy patches on skin spreading for further tests.

If you notice any uncontrolled movements of the tongue, face, mouth or jaw, such as puffing of the cheeks, puckering of the mouth or chewing movements, tell your doctor immediately. These are symptoms of a very rare condition called tardive dry itchy patches on skin spreading dyskinesia which may develop in people taking antipsychotic medicines. This condition is more likely to happen during long-term treatment, especially in elderly women. In very rare cases, it may be permanent. However, if detected early, these symptoms are usually reversible.

If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Newborn babies of mothers taking antipsychotic drugs during the third dry itchy patches on skin spreading trimester of pregnancy may have increased risk of developing stiff dry itchy patches on skin spreading limbs, trembling, agitation, muscle stiffness, muscle flaccidity, drowsiness, short and shallow breathing, and feeding disorders following delivery. In some cases these symptoms may be self-limiting, in other cases, babies may require intensive care unit support or hospitalisation. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks of taking dry itchy patches on skin spreading it while you are pregnant.

If you stop taking clozaril suddenly, your condition may worsen or you may have unwanted side dry itchy patches on skin spreading effects such as excessive sweating, headache, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting and diarrhoea. If this medicine is stopped for any reason, your doctor will reduce the dose gradually, over a one to two week period, to avoid side effects, before stopping the medicine completely.

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how dry itchy patches on skin spreading clozaril affects you. As with other antipsychotic medicines, clozaril may cause tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness, fainting or seizures (fits) in some people, especially at the start of treatment. Seizures, drowsiness, fainting, muscle weakness may lead to falls. Make sure you know how you react to clozaril before dry itchy patches on skin spreading you drive a car, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous.

If clozaril makes you feel lightheaded, dizzy or faint, be careful when getting up from a sitting or lying dry itchy patches on skin spreading position. Clozaril may lower your blood pressure, especially at the start of treatment. These symptoms can usually be prevented by getting up slowly dry itchy patches on skin spreading and flexing leg muscles and toes to get the blood dry itchy patches on skin spreading flowing. When getting out of bed, dangle your legs over the side for a minute or dry itchy patches on skin spreading two before standing up.

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