Review: could Clozapine cause Hepatitis C?


Summary

Hepatitis c is found among people who take Clozapine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Interferon, and have Schizophrenia . We study 21,358 people who have side effects while taking Clozapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 have Hepatitis c. Find out below who they are, when they have Hepatitis c and more.

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Clozapine

Clozapine has active ingredients of clozapine. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Clozapine 21,466 users)

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis c has been reported by people with weight decreased, fever, rashes, weakness, thrombocytopenia (latest reports from 37,968 Hepatitis c patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

21,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozapine.
Among them, 127 people (0.59%) have Hepatitis C


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clozapine cause Hepatitis c?

Time on Clozapine when people have Hepatitis C *:

  • < 1 month: 10.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.82 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hepatitis C when taking Clozapine *:

  • female: 19.05 %
  • male: 80.95 %

Age of people who have Hepatitis C when taking Clozapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.61 %
  • 30-39: 43.82 %
  • 40-49: 35.96 %
  • 50-59: 5.62 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (49 people)
  • Hepatitis C (19 people)
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type (9 people)
  • Gastritis (1 person)
  • Anaemia (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Interferon (21 people)
  • Ribavirin (12 people)
  • Pegasys (12 people)
  • Olanzapine (5 people)
  • Aripiprazole (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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