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Clozaril Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Clozaril)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Clozaril)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate, drooling, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking clozapine (Clozaril)?

Clozapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of clozapine.

What other drugs will affect clozapine (Clozaril)?

Many drugs can interact with clozapine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:

  • any other antipsychotic medication;
  • armodafinil (Nuvigil) or modafinil (Progivil);
  • arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
  • bosentan (Tracleer);
  • cimetidine (Tagamet);
  • conivaptan (Vaprisol);
  • dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
  • nefazodone;
  • imatinib (Gleevec);
  • isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
  • phenobarbital (Solfoton) and other barbiturates;
  • St. John's wort;
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • an antibiotic or antifungal medication;
  • an antidepressant;
  • anti-malaria medications;
  • atropine (Donnatal, and others), belladonna, clidinium (Quarzan), dicyclomine (Bentyl), scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
  • heart or blood pressure medication;
  • HIV/AIDS medication;
  • medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting;
  • migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet);
  • narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine); or
  • seizure medication.

This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with clozapine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about clozapine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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