Dosing InformationThe dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Clozapine Dosing for more information.)
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with clozapine. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of clozapine include, but are not limited to:
- Increased salivation
- Weight gain (see Clozapine and Weight Gain)
- Dizziness or vertigo (a spinning sensation)
- Insomnia (see Clozapine and Insomnia).
(Click Clozapine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects of the drug in the following eMedTV articles: