My son has been in the Hospital for 6 weeks for schizophrenia he is on his fourth Medicine that is clozapine. The first week he was taking 25mg than 50mg only heard voices a little, now going on 3rd week and almost up to 200mg and voices are stronger and he is getting little violent is this normal?
Dennis; Sorry for all you guys are going through but yes and know seems like all people react much different to this medication. Which as you know that is why it is very restricted to severe cases and the patient is in the hospital when they try to get them under control. which is what they are doing it is possible they could still come back down on the dose, Right now they up and down etc to get a steady blood lever in you son and work from there. I am sure it well all workout. That is why they have medications like this. I know it is not easy for anyone. let alone your son' All my best to all of you Chuck1957
Hi. I tried 3 other antipsychotics & I was finally prescribed clozapine. I was dizzy, I fell down as my legs were paralysed,I stutter as I could not get my words out. I ended up in the A&E. I reduced my dose. I was on 350mgs daily & this really messed me up. I reduced them to 225 mgs daily. Sam.
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