I have never been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and when asked to start Clozapine was detained under the mental health act and was given no information about it. I thought they are the doctors, they know best. I found out many years later that I have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I was taking 450mg daily of Clozapine and spent the best part of 7 years sleeping or lying on the couch. I don't believe it was the correct medication for me. My concern now is that I worry if there are any long term effects to my health despite not taking it any more and in particular can it shorten my life expectancy?
Hello dtm. I will research your questions. My own point of view is that it will not shorten your lifes time span. I use several sources and almost always before answering a question such as yours, confirm that at least two are in agreement before posting the data. Regards pledge
I have been taking clozapine for 7 years ; 250 mg daily for 5 years , and 50 mg daily 2 years still. I did ask my psychiatrist this guestion couse i am worry about this too. Respond was that life expectancy is the pretty much same among people under treatment and healthy people. Is there dark truth behind psychiatry its not meant for us to know, unfortunately.
- Clozapine Information for Consumers
- Clozapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clozapine (detailed)
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