Need some advice about clozapine. Dosage, interactions, weight gain. and anything else you can think of. thanks.
you need to get your blood checked every so often, i have 2 friends with p/sz and they take clozapine and it good for them, one of them doesnt seem affected by weight gain and the other isnt too bad either just a little weight gain.
thanks very much daydreamer, do you know their dosage?
no sorry but i know that the one with the little weight gain had his increased recently but idk the dose, he told me but i cant remember, sorry, he is a very functional man, he is caring for his dad 5 days a week just now hence the increase in dose
he's very active then. please ask him the dose.
can anyone help me please?
Im on 250 mg and doing fine I do have bad days thou
I think the maximum dose of it is 900 mg, it make you fat dramatically , gives pain in legs and.........
It's strong but in my opinion is suitable for short periods,
This is my experience
The right dose depends on the person. You should discuss this with your doctor. There is no one size fits all dose, only a range, from minimum effective to maximum, and your doctor will know the range.
They will probably start you off lower and work you up. You'll have to have blood tests.
Glad to hear it. youre on quite a low dose considering the maximum dose.have you always been on that dose? when you say you have good and bad days what do you mean?
how long were you on it? that doesn't bode well.
Were you on it?
The longest I. Was on it were 3 months, but I used it in more short periods many times, in my case it made me fat, suppressed my breathing, made me sweat unbearably, pain in my feet and..........
This is what I remember from it,
No, fortunately I was able to use other medications. If they stopped working through, I would. It's a serious med but it has a long history of working where nothing else does.
There are others here who use it. Might try searching "clozapine" under the meds topic as well, if you haven't already.
oh, god. that's awful. I already sweat loads and have suppressed breathing due to my heart rate.
I hope others come to my aid. thanks for the tip
I've been on it for about 6 months i can answer questions
\i.m off to bed now but please tell me verything you can about clozapine. qould be much appreciated. I will think of questions to ask tomorrow based on what you've told me. Thank you.
I am taking Clozapine and it is working well for me, helps me sleep at night.
yes Ive been in the same dose for years now