Clozapine (also sold under the name Clozaril) is an
antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia.
Roughly 1 in 100 people who have clozapine for over a year may
acquire a condition known as agranulocytosis. This
condition can reduce your white blood cell count.
Your white blood cells fight
infection, and a reduction of these blood cells can result in
severe infection. Since this condition can be fatal, it's
recommended that patients taking clozapine have their white
blood cell count measured with a blood test before starting
treatment. It's suggested that your blood be tested often
while taking clozapine, and up to a month after you have stopped
nearest you today, no appointment needed. Insurance is not
required, but call 225-389-5020 to find out if your health
plan will cover this test.