This page will give you general information about clozapine. It is not medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about your situation and whether this medication is for you.
What's it for?
Clozapine is licensed to treat the following conditions:
Name: clozapine ("CLOZZ-a-peen")
Other names: Clozaril® ("CLOZZ-a-ril"), Denzapin® ("DENZ-a-peen"), Zaponex® ("ZA-po-nex")
Medication type: atypical antipsychotic
What can it be used for?
The doctor can prescribe clozapine for you as a licensed medicine for schizophrenia if you are over 16 and have tried other medicines that have not worked.
There is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people under 16. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off-label’ if they believe it is the best medicine for you.