Versacloz Warnings and Precautions
To help avoid complications like strokes or dangerous infections, make sure to discuss the warnings and precautions for Versacloz with your healthcare provider. Some people who have a history of problems with their heart, kidneys, or liver may not be able to use this medication. Safety concerns also apply to people with certain allergies, those taking certain medications, and women who are pregnant or nursing.
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Versacloz™ (clozapine oral suspension) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
- Heart disease of any kind, including heart failure
- Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia or an abnormal heartbeat), including a problem known as QT prolongation or long QT syndrome
- A family history of long QT syndrome or sudden cardiac death
- Had a stroke or heart attack
- High blood pressure or low blood pressure
- Diabetes or high blood glucose (sugar) or if you have a close family member with diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Been told you have a low white blood cell count
- Seizures or a seizure disorder
- A tendency to be dehydrated, which can happen if you do not drink enough fluids
- Any kind of dementia, including Alzheimer's or other types of dementia
- Parkinson's disease
- An enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy)
- Low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
- Had a condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- A condition known as tardive dyskinesia (abnormal, uncontrollable body movements)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.