Clozaril Side Effects

The risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Clozaril is a newer antipsychotic drug The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a black box warning about antipsychotics increasing the risk of death in elderly with dementia. It is also known as Clozapin, Clozapine, FazaClo, Leponex, Zaponex, Clopin Eco.





Clozaril Drug Warnings:

There have been 16 drug regulatory agency warnings from six countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

3 warnings on Clozaril causing heart problems
3 warnings on Clozaril causing diabetes
2 warnings on Clozaril causing weight gain
2 warnings on Clozaril causing metabolic problems
1 warning on Clozaril causing death or increased risk of death
1 warning on Clozaril causing strokes
1 warning on Clozaril causing Parkinson’s Disease
1 warning on Clozaril causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder
with side effects including: high fever, blood pressure changes, confusion, coma, and sometimes death)
1 warning on Clozaril causing coma
1 warning on Clozaril causing seizures

Clozaril Drug Studies:

There have been 16 studies in five countries (United States, Denmark, Canada, Ireland and United Kingdom). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

3 studies on Clozaril causing diabetes
3 studies on Clozaril causing heart problems
2 studies on Clozaril causing weight gain/obesity
2 studies on Clozaril causing increased risk of death
1 study on Clozaril causing Parkinson’s Disease
1 study on Clozaril causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)
1 study on Clozaril causing metabolic problems

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 18,554 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Clozaril (clozapine).

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 2,348 cases of death
  • 1,494 cases of granulocytopenia (white blood cell disease)
  • 918 cases of white blood cell count increased
  • 899 cases of leukopenia (low white blood cell count)
  • 853 cases of pyrexia (fever)
  • 828 cases of pneumonia
  • 783 cases of white blood cell count decreased
  • 757 cases of malaise (unease or discomfort)
  • 754 cases of tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  • 623 cases of neutrophil (type of white blood cell) count decreased


Documented Side Effects of Clozaril:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Changes in behavior
Confusion
Dizziness
Drowsiness
Low blood pressure
Rapid heart rate

Restlessness
Seizures
Tremor
Unusual bleeding/ bruising
Vertigo

Visual disturbances
Weight gain
Yellowing of the skin/eyes



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.

 



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