CLOZAPINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Schizophrenia: “My daughter has schizophrenia since 19 years old and had first gone thru most of the other medications, which did not work well, she even attempted suicide. Finally she was put on Clozapine, which helped her so much that she even managed to graduate with a BA. There are negative side effects such as constipation, weight gain (which she is fighting successfully with Weight Watchers), and her voices do break thru once in a while and some psychosis sometimes. But she is incredibly resilient. All in all, clozapine is to her like a wonder drug. Hopefully better medications will arrive in the future.”

resilient Nicole January 26, 2018

For Schizophrenia: “I am using Clozapine 1 mg from last three years coz I am suffering from auditory hallucination from 2010 till now.I am under treatment and my doctor is saying I will have to take medicines whole life and there is no permanent solution.If any doctor knows any permanent solution please contact me.Clozapine is not for supressing negative voices but is used to calm you and relax you and reduce stress and help you to sleep better.For Visual and auditory hallucination , Respiridone 1 mg is useful daily but Clozapine and Respiridone increase your weight too much.In my case, my weight increased from 45 kg to 67 kg in just three years.”

shahnila fahmi (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2018

For Schizophrenia: “In 2012 I was diagnosed with schizophrenia after hearing voices talking to me day and night and couldn’t sleep. I went on invega and then Risperidone but they both made me feel like a zombie because I had to be on the highest dose. I had akathisia and I was restless and tired at the same time and just wanted to sleep all day but physically couldn’t and very depressed. I would hear voices every night when it would wear off. I had intrusive thoughts also. My doctor suggested trying 250mg Clozapine but I was scared. It is a miracle drug! The outside voices went away and the thoughts that weren’t my own! I have no side effects and I am happier now! After a year you only have to get your blood drawn once a month. Worth it to have my life back!”

Videokitten (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 27, 2017

For Borderline Personality Disorder: “I tried every psych medicine on the market and none controlled my bipolar problem until I was prescribed clozapine. This med has given me my life back. I am able to live a balanced, normal life on this med with little to no ill side effects. This med controls my manic, erratic behaviors and I feel stable.”

JoeRon (taken for 10 years or more) February 5, 2017

Clozaril (clozapine) for Schizophrenia: “Been on clozapine for over two years. before this I had tried many different oral and depot medications which helped then seem to had run there course with me. although it can take a while to get over the fatigue it causes it definitely helps with voices and delusions as well as just making you feel normal again.”

Elzy (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 20, 2016

For Schizophrenia: “My son is in his early 20’and has schitsoaffective dissorder.He has been on at least five different medications for his illness. And nothing seem to help or if it did it lasted only for a little while or he had severe allergic reactions. So he started clozapine/clozaril around a month ago. And it has made a big difference .The voices gradually are going away. He can actually sit and watch TV and have a conversation. He is enjoying things again. We do go for blood work every week which he does not mind. This medicine is working and I’m hoping his blood work comes back good every week, Because to see him getting better is such a relief . And I am hopeful for a happy productive life for him. Things are looking up.”

Mysonisawsome January 19, 2016

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