Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Clozaril
  2. FazaClo
  3. Versacloz

Descriptions


Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia (mental disorder) in patients who have used other medicines that did not work well. It is also used to prevent suicidal behavior in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Clozapine changes some of the chemicals in the brain that are thought to cause schizophrenia.

This medicine is only available through a restricted program. You might be asked to read and sign papers that explain how the medicine works and some of the unwanted effects.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Suspension