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Review: could Clozaril cause Akathisia?

Summary: Akathisia could be caused by Clozaril, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Venlafaxine hcl, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 25,518 people who have side effects while taking Clozaril from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 25,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozaril. Among them, 40 people (0.16%) have Akathisia. They amount to 0.18% of all the 22,084 people who have Akathisia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Akathisia in Clozaril reports

Time on Clozaril when people have Akathisia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Akathisia9.09%18.18%54.55%0.00%9.09%0.00%9.09%

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Clozaril * :

FemaleMale
Akathisia49.12%50.88%

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Clozaril * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Akathisia0.00%0.00%0.00%25.53%31.91%27.66%10.64%4.26%

Severity of Akathisia when taking Clozaril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Akathisia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Akathisia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (16 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depression (4 people, 10.00%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (3 people, 7.50%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (3 people, 7.50%)
  5. Borderline personality disorder (3 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Venlafaxine hcl (9 people, 22.50%)
  2. Cogentin (8 people, 20.00%)
  3. Ativan (7 people, 17.50%)
  4. Fluoxetine (6 people, 15.00%)
  5. Zyprexa (6 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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