Drug InteractionsClozaril can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Clozaril Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Clozaril if you have:
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Bone marrow problems or low blood cell counts
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- An enlarged prostate
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An electrolyte imbalance
- An upcoming surgery
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Clozapine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Clozapine and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Clozapine).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Clozaril Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)