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Review: could Clozapine cause Delirium?

Summary: Delirium could be caused by Clozapine, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Risperdal, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 21,762 people who have side effects while taking Clozapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Delirium. Find out below who they are, when they have Delirium and more.

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Clozapine

Clozapine (latest outcomes from 21,911 users) has active ingredients of clozapine. It is often used in schizophrenia.

Delirium

Delirium (wild excitement) (latest reports from 86,457 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, high blood pressure, insomnia.

On Apr, 4, 2014: 21,737 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozapine. Among them, 199 people (0.92%) have Delirium. They amount to 0.23% of all the 86,249 people who have Delirium on eHealthMe.

Trend of Delirium in Clozapine reports

Time on Clozapine when people have Delirium * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Delirium43.14%11.76%7.84%13.73%11.76%5.88%5.88%

Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Clozapine * :

FemaleMale
Delirium33.01%66.99%

Age of people who have Delirium when taking Clozapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Delirium0.00%0.00%3.83%19.16%19.92%22.22%18.39%16.48%

Severity of Delirium when taking Clozapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Delirium ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (66 people, 33.17%)
  2. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (33 people, 16.58%)
  3. Schizoaffective disorder (31 people, 15.58%)
  4. Depression (20 people, 10.05%)
  5. Psychotic disorder (13 people, 6.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (31 people, 15.58%)
  2. Zolpidem tartrate (27 people, 13.57%)
  3. Seroquel (27 people, 13.57%)
  4. Abilify (25 people, 12.56%)
  5. Nexium (25 people, 12.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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