An overdose with this medication can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is extremely important to seek immediate medical attention if you or anyone else may have taken too much Versacloz.
(Click Versacloz Overdose for more information.)
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
If you forget to take this medicine for two days or longer, contact your healthcare provider. You will need to be restarted on a lower dose and slowly increased to your previous amount. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions on how to restart the medication.
Versacloz should be stored at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze this medication. Also, protect it from direct light. Discard any unused medication 100 days after first opening the bottle.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
Versacloz is available in one strength and form: Versacloz 50 mg per mL suspension in a 100-mL bottle.
Several other antipsychotic medications are used in the treatment of schizophrenia. These products are generally divided into two categories -- typical (also called conventional) antipsychotics, which are the older medicines, and atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotics, which are the newer medicines.
Other atypical antipsychotic medications include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Asenapine (Saphris®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®, Symbyax®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
Examples of conventional antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia include haloperidol (Haldol®), chlorpromazine (Thorazine®), and thioridazine (Mellaril®).
(Click Clozapine Alternatives to learn more about other treatment options for schizophrenia.)