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Can the 500mg daily dose of my 29-year-old daughters clozapine

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Can the 500mg daily dose of my 29-year-old daughter's clozapine be safely increased to 600mg, on the basis of the following assay result?
What is the score of this clozapine assay result, is it low?

CLOZAPINE 289 - UG/1 - 50-700

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 years ago.


Answers provided are for informational use only and do not confer patient-provider relationship. Please let me introduce myself. My name is Schuyler and I will do whatever I can to help you.


First of all, I hope you mean she is taking 500 mcg (μg) since clonazepam tablets don't come is dosages higher than 2 mg. Exactly how much does she take how often per day?


Also will you check the units on the assay. What you gave was:


CLOZAPINE 289 - UG/1 - 50-700



UG/1 has no meaning. Could the numeral "1" possibly be an upper case "L" for liter so that the results are in mcg(same as μg) per liter?


More importantly, are her symptoms being controlled at the present dose?



Looking forward to hearing from you,






Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The treatment is clozapine.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 years ago.

Thanks. I had asked to have this question closed since you already received an answer. I didn't realize that when I sent the information request. I see that you have had the question opened again. Do you want another answer?


Sorry for the mixup in similar sounding drugs.


Best regards,