Clozapine, a generic medication for Clozaril, is an atypical anti-psychotic medication – a family of drugs used to treat consumers suffering from Schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Clozapine is usually given to patients who fail to respond adequately to standard drug treatments for Schizophrenia. In clinical studies, consumers who received Clozapine were less likely to be hospitalized and more compliant with treatment. Clozapine has also been shown in clinical studies to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors that often accompany Schizophrenia. Clozapine is also known as the Golden Standard for anti-psychotic medications.
In 1993 Penn Psychiatric Center established a Clozapine Clinic offering a regimented course of treatment. It is one stop for psychiatric visits, blood work, vital signs and receiving the Clozapine. Penn Psychiatric Center offers clinics for consumers on Clozaril at two locations in two counties. Clinics are operated weekly at Penn Psychiatric Center’s offices in Collegeville and Phoenixville. The Phoenixville clinic meets on Tuesday mornings and the Collegeville clinic meets on Thursday mornings.
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