Could Clozaril cause Akathisia - from FDA reports
Akathisia is found among people who take Clozaril, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Schizophrenia . We study 34,342 people who have side effects while taking Clozaril from FDA. Among them, 67 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.
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Clozaril has active ingredients of clozapine. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Clozaril 34,784 users)
Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, psychotic disorder (latest reports from 7,811 Akathisia patients).
On Nov, 27, 2016
34,342 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozaril.
Among them, 67 people (0.2%) have Akathisia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Clozaril when people have Akathisia *:
- < 1 month: 52.63 %
- 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 5.26 %
Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Clozaril *:
- female: 43.94 %
- male: 56.06 %
Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Clozaril *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 20.75 %
- 30-39: 28.3 %
- 40-49: 22.64 %
- 50-59: 16.98 %
- 60+: 11.32 %
Severity of Akathisia **:
- least: 100 %
- moderate: 0.0 %
- severe: 0.0 %
- most severe: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Schizophrenia (25 people, 37.31%)
- Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type (8 people, 11.94%)
- Schizoaffective Disorder (5 people, 7.46%)
- Psychotic Disorder (3 people, 4.48%)
- Preventive Health Care (3 people, 4.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zyprexa (9 people, 13.43%)
- Risperdal (8 people, 11.94%)
- Depakote (8 people, 11.94%)
- Ativan (8 people, 11.94%)
- Abilify (7 people, 10.45%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (18 people, 26.87%)
- Agitation (18 people, 26.87%)
- High Blood Pressure (13 people, 19.40%)
- Insomnia (11 people, 16.42%)
- Sedation (9 people, 13.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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