Active ingredients: clozapine
What it is used for
Indications as at 22 October 2003: Treatment with CLOPINE is indicated only in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, ie. 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 reactions (extrapyramidal side effects or tardive dyskinesia).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Protect from Moisture
- Lifetime is 5 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Round, yellow, bevelled edge tablets engraved with '25' over a pressure sensitive breakline on one face. The other face is plain.
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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.
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