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Review: could Clozapine cause Hepatitis c?

Summary: Hepatitis c could be caused by Clozapine, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Interferon, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 21,762 people who have side effects while taking Clozapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Hepatitis c. Find out below who they are, when they have Hepatitis c and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 21,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozapine. Among them, 93 people (0.43%) have Hepatitis C. They amount to 0.17% of all the 56,100 people who have Hepatitis C on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hepatitis c in Clozapine reports

Time on Clozapine when people have Hepatitis c * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hepatitis c10.53%18.42%2.63%18.42%39.47%10.53%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hepatitis c19.05%80.95%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hepatitis c0.00%0.00%0.00%14.61%43.82%35.96%5.62%0.00%

Severity of Hepatitis c when taking Clozapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hepatitis c ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (72 people, 77.42%)
  2. Hepatitis c (25 people, 26.88%)
  3. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (15 people, 16.13%)
  4. Asthma (3 people, 3.23%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Interferon (36 people, 38.71%)
  2. Pegasys (21 people, 22.58%)
  3. Ribavirin (20 people, 21.51%)
  4. Aripiprazole (11 people, 11.83%)
  5. Antivirals nos (10 people, 10.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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