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Clozapine Oral Suspension Side Effects

In clinical trials, some of the most commonly reported side effects of clozapine oral suspension included constipation, weight gain, and sedation. Most reactions to this drug are minor and don't require medical attention. However, notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any serious problems, such as uncontrollable body movements, chest pain, or an infection of any kind.

 

An Introduction to Side Effects of Clozapine Oral Suspension

Just like any medicine, clozapine oral suspension (Versacloz™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have severe problems. In fact, most people tolerate it reasonably well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with clozapine oral suspension. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Clozapine Oral Suspension Side Effects

Some clozapine oral suspension side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Feelings of internal restlessness or an inability to sit still
  • Involuntary, uncontrollable facial, tongue, or body movements
  • Severe muscle stiffness, tension, or contractions
  • Spasms of the neck muscles
  • A fast, pounding, or otherwise abnormal heartbeat
  • A slow heart rate
  • Severe or persistent constipation
  • Severe or persistent dry mouth or excessive salivation
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, especially upon rising from a seated or lying-down position
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Swelling in the ankles, legs, or feet
  • Pain or warmth in a leg, ankle, or foot
  • Unexplained fever or chills
  • An infection of any kind
  • Extreme tiredness or weakness
  • Sores or ulcers in your mouth or on your skin
  • Slowly healing wounds or sores
  • Signs of high blood sugar, such as:
    • Increased thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Feeling weak or hungry
 
  • An excessive weight gain
  • Signs of a serious condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, such as:
    • High fever
    • Stiff muscles
    • Shaking
    • Confusion
    • Increased sweating
    • Increased heart rate
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Muscle pain or weakness.
 
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