ITS ALL ABOUT CLOZAPINE HERE SAID THE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL

CLOZAPINE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CLOZARIL AZALEPTIN, LEPONEX, FAZACLO FROIDIR DENZAPINE, ZAPONEX, KLOZAPOL AND CLOZAPINE IS AN ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUG USED FOR TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR.   IT WAS VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAWN BY THE MANUFACTURER IN 1975 AFTER IT WAS SHOWN TO CAUSE AGRANULOCYTOSIS, A CONDITION INVOLVING A DANGEROUS DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS THAT LED TO DEATH IN SOME PATIENTS.   STUDIES SHOWED IN 1989 IT WAS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ANY OTHER ANTIPSYCHOTIC FOR TREATING SCHIZOPHRENIA.  THE FDA APPROVED IT FOR TREATMENT RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA ONLY BUT THE FDA REQUIRES BLOOD TESTS TAKEN FOR PATIENTS ON THIS DRUG AND FOR IT TO CARRY 5 BLACK BOX WARNINGS FOR AGRANULOCYTOSIS, SEIZURES, MYOCARDITIS AND FOR OTHER ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY EFFECTS AND FOR INCREASED MORTALITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA RELATED PSYCHOSIS.  IT IS USED AS A LAST RESORT TREATMENT AND AT FIRST BLOOD TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT CONTINUALLY WITH WEEKLY CHECKS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS AND THEREAFTER THE CHECKS ARE REDUCED.

AGRANULOCYTOSIS IS AN ACUTE CONDITION INVOLVING A SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS LEUKOPENIA (lowered white blood cell count), most commonly of neutrophils causing a neutopenia in the circulating blood.  It represents a severe lack of one major class of infection-fighting white blood cells.  People with this condition are at very high risk of serious infections due to their suppressed immune system. 

ELIZABETH IS VERY UPSET – SHE HAS BEEN OFFERED THIS AWFUL DRUG SO MANY TIMES AND HAS REFUSED IT.   SHE REFUSED IT AGAIN TODAY IN FRONT OF THE LEAD NURSE.

I COMPLAINED ABOUT ELIZABETH BEING OFFERED THIS AND SAID THE PROFESSOR PROMISED SHE WOULD HAVE A DRUG FREE PERIOD AND SHOWED HIM THE LETTER AND ALSO ELIZABETH’S EMAIL BEGGING TO COME OFF THE DRUG.   THE LEAD NURSE TURNED ROUND AND SAID “YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE YOUR RESEARCH FIRST – IT IS ALL ABOUT CLOZAPINE HERE”.  I WAS EXTREMELY UPSET AND ELIZABETH SHOWED HER DISTRESS IN HER BEHAVIOUR AND I LEFT THE WARD TO GET HER A MCDONALDS AND HER NEW FRIEND SHE APPEARS TO BE LOOKING OUT FOR ON THE WARD.  

I WILL NAME THE HOSPITAL AND THE ENTIRE TEAM IF THEY ABUSE HER HUMAN RIGHTS IN COMING OFF THE DRUGS AS I HAVE IT IN WRITING FROM THE PROFESSOR WHO LIKEWISE WILL ALSO BE NAMED.

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