CLOZARIL therapy usually starts with a low daily dose, which is then slowly increased until the level that works best is found. The health care prescriber will carefully monitor up to a certain point the person’s symptoms and the drug’s effects, and may change the dosage as often as every day during the first few weeks of treatment. Determining the right dose of CLOZARIL can take as long as 6 to 8 weeks.
Important things to remember about CLOZARIL therapy:
- Follow the health care prescriber’s instructions carefully
- Remember to see your health care prescriber regularly for your blood monitoring
- Never take more or less CLOZARIL than prescribed without speaking to your health care prescriber
- If a dose of CLOZARIL is missed or forgotten for more than 2 days, don’t start taking it again without first speaking to your health care prescriber