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Clozapine and swallowing


#1

I’ve been on clozapine for about four weeks and have noticed difficulties in swallowing recently - can this be caused by clozapine? My mouth and throat are quite dry, although I drool a lot at night…

Thanks


#2

@PFL I think yes. Anti psychotics can cause muscle stiffness in facial muscles and like symptoms. And Clozapine is no exception. Immediately check with your Psychiatrist.


#3

#4

It can definitely be from Clozaril. It could be worse since it’s new. It can be related to extraparamytal symptoms so that’s something to watch for.


#5

I’m on clozapine and I never had that problem. Only had it when I had some kind of infection like throat infection


#6

@clinic Well, not every one gets the same side effect !!!


#7

I have an appointment with the psychiatrist on Monday so will ask then…

PFL x