Active ingredients: clozapine
What it is used for
Treatment with AKM CLOZAPINE is indicated only in people with treatment resistant schizophrenia, i.e. people with schizophrenia who are non-responsive to, or intolerant of other antipsychotic drugs.,Non-responsiveness is defined as lack of satisfactory clinical improvement despite the use of adequate doses of at least two classes of marketed antipsychotic drugs prescribed for reasonable durations.,Intolerance is defined as the impossibility to achieve adequate benefit with other antipsychotic drugs because of severe and untreatable neurological adverse effects (extrapyramidal side effects or tardive dyskinesia).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Round, yellow, flat, beveled edge tablets engraved with 25 over a pressure sensitive break line on one face. The other face plain.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient clozapine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems