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If other treatments for schizophrenia have failed, a healthcare provider may recommend a medication called clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®). This drug comes in tablet form and is taken anywhere from one to three times a day. The mechanism of action for clozapine is not entirely understood, but it might work by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain.
 
It is important to review the safety information for clozapine before beginning treatment with this drug. This includes potential side effects to watch out for, including allergic reactions, and situations when this medication should be avoided.
 
(Click Clozapine for more information on this drug, including what to do in cases of overdose, whether it is available in generic form, and dosing guidelines.)
 
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