Are Clozaril and Seroquel the Same Thing?
Side effects of Seroquel that are different from Clozaril include mood or behavior changes, stomach pain, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, tiredness, sore throat, breast swelling or discharge, missed menstrual periods, or increased appetite.
Both Clozaril and Seroquel may interact with alcohol, antipsychotic medications, antidepressants, antibiotics, HIV/AIDS medications, anti-malaria medications, narcotics, antifungals, heart or blood pressure medications, St. John's wort, or seizure medications.
Clozaril may also interact with armodafinil, modafinil, arsenic trioxide, bosentan, cimetidine, conivaptan, dexamethasone, nefazodone, imatinib, isoniazid, barbiturates, tacrolimus, atropine, belladonna, clidinium, dicyclomine, scopolamine, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, migraine headache medicines.
Seroquel may also interact with heart rhythm medicines, cancer medications, other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (sleeping pills, prescription cough medicines, muscle relaxers, or anxiety medicines), or tuberculosis medicines.
Do not stop using Clozaril suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Clozaril?
Side effects of Clozaril include:
- dry mouth or throat
- blurred vision
- loss of appetite
- stomach pain
- gas, or
- muscle weakness.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Seroquel?
- hot flashes,
- sensitivity to heat,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- changes in appetite or changes in weight,
- changes in menstrual perdiods,
- and temporary hair loss.
What Is Clozaril?
Clozaril (clozapine) is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat severe schizophrenia symptoms in people who have not responded to other medications. Clozaril is also used to help reduce the risk of suicidal behavior in people with schizophrenia or similar disorders.
What Is Seroquel?
Seroquel (quetiapine) is a psychotropic medication used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Seroquel is also used in the treatment of major depression and bipolar disorder.
What Drugs Interact With Clozaril?
Clozaril may interact with other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing (such as cold or allergy medicines, narcotic pain medicines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for depression, seizure, anxiety), and heart or blood pressure medications. Clozaril may also interact with alcohol, other antipsychotic medications, armodafinil, modafinil, arsenic trioxide, bosentan, cimetidine, conivaptan, dexamethasone, nefazodone, imatinib, isoniazid, phenobarbital and other barbiturates, St. John's wort, tacrolimus, antibiotics, antifungals, anti-malaria medications, atropine, belladonna, clidinium, dicyclomine, scopolamine, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medications, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, and migraine headache medicines.
What Drugs Interact With Seroquel?
Seroquel may interact with many different drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
How Should Clozaril Be Taken?
For most patients, the recommended dose of Clozaril is 5 mg three times a day. Based on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to 10 mg three times a day. Use of Clozaril for periods longer than two or three weeks is not recommended.
How Should Seroquel Be Taken?
Dosing preparations are 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, and 400 mg tablets.
Mental Health Resources
All drug information provided on RxList.com is sourced directly from drug monographs published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Any drug information published on RxList.com regarding general drug information, drug side effects, drug usage, dosage, and more are sourced from the original drug documentation found in its FDA drug monograph.
Drug information found in the drug comparisons published on RxList.com is primarily sourced from the FDA drug information. The drug comparison information found in this article does not contain any data from clinical trials with human participants or animals performed by any of the drug manufacturers comparing the drugs.
The drug comparisons information provided does not cover every potential use, warning, drug interaction, side effect, or adverse or allergic reaction. RxList.com assumes no responsibility for any healthcare administered to a person based on the information found on this site.
As drug information can and will change at any time, RxList.com makes every effort to update its drug information. Due to the time-sensitive nature of drug information, RxList.com makes no guarantees that the information provided is the most current.
Any missing drug warnings or information does not in any way guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or the lack of adverse effects of any drug. The drug information provided is intended for reference only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
If you have specific questions regarding a drug’s safety, side effects, usage, warnings, etc., you should contact your doctor or pharmacist, or refer to the individual drug monograph details found on the FDA.gov or RxList.com websites for more information.
You may also report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA by visiting the FDA MedWatch website or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
HLS Therapeutics (USA), Inc. Clozaril Product Information.
AstraZeneca. Seroquel XR Drug Information.