Managing schizophrenia in patients who do not respond to other medicines. It is used to decrease the risk of suicidal behavior in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Versacloz solution is an atypical antipsychotic. It may work by affecting certain chemicals in the brain, which has an effect on thinking and behavior.
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Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; heartburn; increased sweating or saliva production; light-headedness; nausea; trouble sleeping; weight gain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); burning, numbness, or tingling; calf or leg pain, swelling, redness, or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; coughing up blood; dark urine; decreased coordination; difficult or painful urination; fainting; fast or difficult breathing; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent cough or sore throat; flu-like symptoms (eg, headache, muscle aches, tiredness); increased hunger, thirst, or urination; loss of appetite; new or worsening mental or mood changes; (eg, agitation, restlessness); mouth, gum, or skin sores; numbness of an arm or leg; pale skin; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent headache, dizziness, or light-headedness; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or constipation; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sluggishness; sudden, unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, legs, ankles, or feet; symptoms of a stroke (eg, one-sided weakness, slurred speech); tremor; trouble swallowing; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual vaginal discharge or itching; vision changes; wounds that do not heal; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
The starting dose is 12.5 mg once daily or twice daily. The total daily dose can be increased in increments of 25 mg to 50 mg per day, if well-tolerated, to achieve a target dose of 300 mg to 450 mg per day (administered in divided doses) by the end of 2 weeks. Subsequently, the dose can be increased once weekly or twice weekly, in increments of up to 100 mg. The maximum dose is 900 mg per day. To minimize the risk of orthostatic hypotension, bradycardia, and syncope, it is necessary to use this low starting dose, gradual titration schedule, and divided dosages