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Clozapine and Diabetes - Fluphenazine Dosing

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  • Clozapine and Diabetes
    As this page of the eMedTV archives explains, people taking clozapine may be at higher risk of developing diabetes. This page explores the link between clozapine and diabetes in more detail and also highlights some of the symptoms to watch out for.
  • Clozapine and Dry Mouth
    A dry mouth is a commonly reported side effect of clozapine, occurring in several people taking it. This eMedTV Web page offers some suggestions on what to do if you are taking clozapine and dry mouth occurs, such as avoiding drinks with caffeine.
  • Clozapine and Insomnia
    As this eMedTV page explains, clinical studies on clozapine have shown that up to 26 percent of people taking the drug experienced this side effect. This page discusses clozapine and insomnia in more detail and offers tips to improve sleep habits.
  • Clozapine and Pregnancy
    This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses the results of animal studies on clozapine and pregnancy. It also explains why the FDA has classified the drug as a pregnancy Category B medicine and what your doctor considers before prescribing it.
  • Clozapine and Weight Gain
    Of the side effects reported in those taking clozapine, weight gain is one of the more common ones. This eMedTV page provides some tips to manage your weight and explains what to do if you notice a large amount of weight gain while taking the drug.
  • Clozapine Dosing
    When beginning treatment for schizophrenia, the dose of clozapine is 12.5 mg, taken once or twice a day. This eMedTV resource offers general information on clozapine dosing and explains why blood tests are necessary while taking the medication.
  • Clozapine Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on clozapine? This eMedTV article presents a brief overview of this schizophrenia drug, including when it is prescribed, how often it is taken, and how clozapine is believed to work, with a link to more details.
  • Clozapine Overdose
    This eMedTV resource highlights some of the symptoms of a clozapine overdose (such as difficulty breathing and a rapid heart rate). It also provides a list of possible treatment options for an overdose, such as IV fluids or supportive care.
  • Clozapine Sexual Side Effects
    This part of the eMedTV archives examines various clozapine sexual side effects and explains how often these side effects occur. This page also provides information on what your doctor may do if these side effects occur while you are taking the drug.
  • Clozapine Side Effects
    A few of the potential side effects of clozapine can include insomnia, weight gain, and dizziness. This eMedTV Web page highlights other common side effects seen with the drug and explains which ones may need immediate medical attention.
  • Clozapine Withdrawal
    Symptoms of clozapine withdrawal can include insomnia, hallucinations, or delusions. This eMedTV page also explains that you should not stop taking the drug without a healthcare provider's supervision and describes how to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
  • Cyprexa
    Zyprexa is a drug used for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at Zyprexa and provides a link to more detailed information on the drug. Cyprexa is a common misspelling of Zyprexa.
  • Disorganized Schizophrenia
    Disorganized schizophrenia is a psychological disorder characterized by unusual thought processes. As this eMedTV segment explains, disorganized thinking is a common symptom. This Web page takes a closer look at this disorder and its symptoms.
  • Drug Interactions With Aripiprazole
    Alcohol and protease inhibitors are among the drugs that can potentially interact with aripiprazole. This eMedTV segment lists other drugs that may cause aripiprazole interactions and describes the possible effects of combining these medicines.
  • Drug Interactions With Chlorpromazine
    Alcohol, pindolol, and barbiturates are among the drugs that can potentially interact with chlorpromazine. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with chlorpromazine can increase your risk of certain side effects (for example, drowsiness).
  • Drug Interactions With Clozapine
    Drug interactions with clozapine can occur when it is combined with certain medications. This eMedTV Web page lists the drugs that can cause these interactions (such as nicotine and blood pressure medicines) and describes the problems that can occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Fluphenazine
    Some of the medicines that can cause drug interactions with fluphenazine include Prozac, Paxil, and Requip. This eMedTV segment explains how these and other medications can interact and lead to side effects or decrease the effectiveness of the drugs.
  • Drug Interactions With Loxapine Inhalation Powder
    If you take pain medicines or asthma drugs together with loxapine inhalation powder, interactions may occur. This eMedTV page lists other products that may cause complications and explains what may happen if an interaction occurs.
  • Drug Interactions With Prochlorperazine
    Alcohol and certain medications may potentially cause drug interactions with prochlorperazine. This eMedTV segment lists some drugs that may lead to prochlorperazine interactions and describes the potentially negative effects of these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Quetiapine
    Drug interactions with quetiapine can occur when it is combined with alcohol or certain antibiotics. This eMedTV resource lists other medicines that can interact with quetiapine and explains the negative consequences these interactions may cause.
  • Drug Interactions With Thioridazine
    Pindolol and cisapride are among the drugs that can potentially interact with thioridazine. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with thioridazine can increase your risk of a life-threatening irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation.
  • Drug Interactions With Ziprasidone
    Clozapine and pimozide are among the drugs that can potentially interact with ziprasidone. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with ziprasidone can make ziprasidone less effective or increase your risk of side effects, among other things.
  • Effects of Haldol
    Haldol is a prescription medicine used for treating various conditions, including mental illnesses. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Haldol for the treatment of schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, and behavior problems in children.
  • Effects of Invega
    There are many beneficial effects of Invega. As this section of the eMedTV Web site explains, Invega can help improve symptoms of schizophrenia (such as paranoia or hallucinations), prevent relapses, and prevent hospitalization due to schizophrenia.
  • Effects of Risperdal
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Risperdal is a prescription drug used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism. This page takes a closer look at the effects of Risperdal on the body, including how the drug can help treat these conditions.
  • Effects of Zyprexa
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Zyprexa is a prescription drug used to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This page takes a closer look at the effects of Zyprexa, including how it affects certain chemicals in the brain.
  • Envaga
    Invega is a medication that can be prescribed for treating schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. This eMedTV Web page further explores Invega and describes its effects, dosing guidelines, and more. Envaga is a common misspelling of Invega.
  • Envega
    Invega is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat schizophrenia. This eMedTV resource discusses the drug's effects, dosing, and possible side effects -- and also links to more information. Envega is a common misspelling of Invega.
  • Extrapyramidal Symptoms
    Extrapyramidal symptoms include extreme restlessness, involuntary movements, and uncontrollable speech. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at these and other symptoms and explains what to do if they occur during your treatment.
  • Fanapt
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Fanapt to treat schizophrenia. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this medication, including how it works, dosing guidelines, general precautions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Fanapt and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is unknown if Fanapt (iloperidone) passes through breast milk in humans, but it does pass through breast milk in rats. This page discusses breastfeeding and Fanapt, including the manufacturer's recommendation.
  • Fanapt and Diabetes
    Is there a link between diabetes and Fanapt (iloperidone)? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug may cause diabetes or worsen preexisting diabetes. This page lists some signs of diabetes to watch out for if you are using this antipsychotic medication.
  • Fanapt and Pregnancy
    Fanapt (iloperidone) is a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning it may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV article provides detailed information about pregnancy and Fanapt, including what to do if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
  • Fanapt and Weight Gain
    Weight gain does appear to be a side effect of Fanapt (iloperidone). This eMedTV Web resource further discusses clinical studies that were done on weight gain and Fanapt, and lists some things you can do if weight gain occurs while taking this drug.
  • Fanapt Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that when treating schizophrenia, your doctor will start you on a low dosage of Fanapt and then slowly increase this dose. This page further discusses dosing guidelines and also offers tips on taking this medication.
  • Fanapt Drug Interactions
    Taking drugs like alcohol or blood pressure medicines along with Fanapt can cause negative interactions. This eMedTV article lists other substances that can cause drug interactions with Fanapt and describes the complications these interactions can cause.
  • Fanapt Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on Fanapt? This eMedTV page is great place to start. It provides a brief overview of this schizophrenia medication, including possible side effects, how often it is taken, and circumstances that may preclude its use.
  • Fanapt Overdose
    As this eMedTV page explains, taking an overdose of Fanapt (iloperidone) may cause a rapid heart rate, drowsiness, and uncontrollable body movements. This article discusses the possible effects of an overdose and describes some of the treatment options.
  • Fanapt Side Effects
    Common side effects of Fanapt can include drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness, among other things. This eMedTV resource covers these and other side effects that may occur, including potentially serious side effects to report to your healthcare provider.
  • Fanapt Uses
    Fanapt is licensed to treat schizophrenia in adults. This eMedTV Web article further discusses uses of Fanapt, including why this medication is not approved for use in children, and detail on how this antipsychotic drug works.
  • Fanapt Warnings and Precautions
    Fanapt can cause a change in heart rhythm or increase blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article discusses other important warnings and precautions with Fanapt, such as possible drug interactions and the safety of taking Fanapt while pregnant or nursing.
  • Fluphenazine
    Fluphenazine is a prescription drug that is licensed for treating psychotic disorders. This eMedTV Web page further explores the effects of fluphenazine, offers general dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Fluphenazine Dosing
    This eMedTV resource explains the factors that determine a person's fluphenazine dosing. Generally, people who are taking the oral form of fluphenazine usually start at 2.5 mg to 10 mg per day. This page also offers tips for those taking the drug.
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