Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
Clozapine is used to treat severely ill patients with schizophrenia who have used other medicines that did not work well. It is also used to lower risk of 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 should not be used to treat behavioral problems in older adults with dementia.
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, Disintegrating