Generic Name: Colofac
What is Colofac?
If seizures are poorly controlled clozapine should not be used. Kidney disease or liver disease-Use with caution. Clozaril and PregnancyBack to TopTell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Clozaril and LactationBack to TopTell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Clozaril OverdoseBack to TopIf you take too much Clozaril, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
The most commonly reported signs and symptoms associated with Clozaril overdose are:SedationDeliriumComaTachycardia fast heart rate Hypotension low blood pressure Respiratory depression or failureHypersalivation increase saliva Clozaril FDA WarningBack to TopClozaril can cause a serious blood condition.
Use in Older Adults:Studies have shown that older adults with dementia a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and that may cause changes in mood and personality who take antipsychotics medications for mental illness such as Clozaril have an increased chance of death during treatment.
Patients should be registered with CPMS Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service : special request forms are available via the CPMS. The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015.
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff. To top it off, and this could be rare, she didn't gain any weight when she was put on Clozaril, she's actually maintained her weight.
In fact, she has a normal weight. The key to remember is to get your CBC and white blood cells monitored regularly before a problem starts. Zyprexa, Clozaril and the like cause weight gain leading often to diabetes and this weight gain can cause metabolic syndrome that results in heart problems. All I know is, I'm on Geodon, there's something funky going on with my heart rate, Geodon can cause a certain heart problem, and I take the Geodon anyway because it's been a miracle drug for me.
I know one other person taking Clozaril who also experienced a miraculous turnaround. You have to do a cost-benefit analysis to decide if the risk of side effects outweighs the benefit of taking the drug, or if taking the Clozaril is worth the risk of death.
Newer drugs have come on the market too: Saphris, Fanapt and Latuda. Latuda has a less risky metabolic profile from what I hear.
How should I take Colofac?
Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy.
If you become pregnant while taking Clozaril, do not stop taking it without your doctor's advice. Clozapine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Clozaril.
Take Clozaril exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Colofac?
However, the syndrome may remit partially or completely if treatment is discontinued. Antipsychotic treatment, itself, may suppress or partially suppress the signs and symptoms, and it has the potential to mask the underlying process.
The effect of symptom suppression on the long-term course of TD is unknown. In controlled trials, elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with some atypical antipsychotics had an increased risk compared to placebo of cerebrovascular adverse reactions e.
The mechanism for this increased risk is not known.
Colofac side effects
I want you to arm yourself with facts in addition to the 25 user posts on a web site forum. That's only 25 people responding. I will urge more of our community members here to log in with their experiences with Clozaril. My own personal experience is that I know two people on Clozaril, the woman I mentioned and a guy, whose lives dramatically changed for the better when they went on Clozaril. I have no idea why the people I know who take SZ drugs have all recovered to a great degree.
Common Colofac ide effects may include:
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Data from clozapine treatment registries in the United Kingdom and Texas also showed a reduced suicide rate associated with Clozaril.
It may be necessary to use lower doses of such drugs than usually prescribed.
If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy.
As I said, you should try to see a different psychiatrist as soon as possible. If, where you are at, appointments can normally only be done weeks or months in advance, you should insist that it is urgent. So that if the new psychiatrist leans on the side of caution, he won't rediagnose someone supposedly diagnosed with schizophrenia because there're no way for that person to prove they don't have it as opposed to having it and being stabilized by the antipsychotics.
Feels like a no-win situation to me. You understood me generally correctly, but I didn't mean to say that reviewing and possibly correcting your diagnosis is impossible.
Where can I get more information?
The veterinary use of clozapine has not been well established and for this reason it should be regarded as an experimental drug.
Caution should be exercised when prescribing to pregnant women.