Lozapin 50 Tablet

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Lozapin 50 Tablet Information

Lozapin 50 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Schizophrenia. Secondary and off-label uses of Lozapin 50 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lozapin 50 Tablet. 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 side effects typically associated with Lozapin 50 Tablet include Blurred vision. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Lozapin 50 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lozapin 50 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Lozapin 50 Tablet's effect is Mild during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Lozapin 50 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Lozapin 50 Tablet related warnings section.

Lozapin 50 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Lozapin 50 Tablet in conditions like Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression, Parkinson's Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Lozapin 50 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Lozapin 50 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lozapin 50 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lozapin 50 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Lozapin 50 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lozapin 50 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Lozapin has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Lozapin rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lozapin 50 Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Lozapin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet with Other Drugs

Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lozapin 50 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



      Frequently asked Questions about Lozapin 50 Tablet

      • Is this Lozapin 50 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


        Forming a habit of Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

        Dangerous
      • Is it safe?


        Yes, Lozapin 50 Tablet 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 50 Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

        Yes

      Lozapin 50 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      • Interaction between Food and Lozapin 50 Tablet


        Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Lozapin 50 Tablet to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

        Mild
      • Interaction between Alcohol and Lozapin 50 Tablet


        Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lozapin 50 Tablet 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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