Lozapin

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Lozapin Information

Lozapin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. The alternative uses of Lozapin have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lozapin. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Lozapin are Blurred vision. While these are the most often observed Lozapin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Lozapin are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Lozapin's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Lozapin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression, Parkinson's Disease must refrain from the use of Lozapin since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Lozapin contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Lozapin may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lozapin is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lozapin Benefits & Uses

Lozapin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lozapin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: gradually increase 25 - 50 mg/day over a period of 2 week up to target dose of 300 - 450 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Schizophrenia
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: gradually increase 25 - 50 mg/day over a period of 2 week up to target dose of 300 - 450 mg/day


Lozapin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lozapin is used -

Moderate

Mild

Common

  • Blurred vision

Lozapin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lozapin safe for pregnant women?


    Lozapin has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Lozapin safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Lozapin. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Lozapin on the Kidneys?


    Lozapin rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lozapin on the Liver?


    Side effects of Lozapin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lozapin on the Heart?


    The heart can be affected by Lozapin. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Lozapin with Other Drugs

Lozapin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

AcarboseChlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine
    Paracetamol,Tramadol


      Lozapin Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lozapin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



      Frequently asked Questions about Lozapin

      • Is this Lozapin habit forming or addictive?


        Forming a habit of Lozapin has not been reported.

        No
      • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


        You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Lozapin. So it is best to avoid driving.

        Dangerous
      • Is it safe?


        Yes, Lozapin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
      • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


        Lozapin has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

        Yes

      Lozapin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      • Interaction between Food and Lozapin


        Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Lozapin to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

        Mild
      • Interaction between Alcohol and Lozapin


        Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lozapin as it can have severe side effects.

        Severe


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      This medicine data has been created by -

      Vikas Chauhan

      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      5 Years of Experience


      References

      US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Clozaril® (clozapine)

      KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 175,471

      April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 56-58



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