I take clozaril, is it dangerous to have MAC anesthesia in combination with this medication?

Hello!! I have a question about anesthesia. I need to get surgery on my foot to cut down a bump on a bone. The doctor said it’s only going to be a fifty minute procedure and I will be able to leave the hospital the same day. I take the medication clozaril for a sleep problem (even though it is normally prescribed for schizophrenia), and I was just wondering if it is dangerous to have MAC anesthesia in combination with this medication. Is it better to use a certain anesthetic than others when in combination with it? I was told by my doctor that I just shouldn’t take it the morning of the operation but I just wanted to get a second opinion because I have never had surgery before and am a bit nervous about it. I am 41 years old, female, weigh 135 pounds, am 5’7, and clozaril (200 mg a day) is the only medication I take. Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

Medications: clozaril


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I have severe acid reflux and after years of conventional treatment that has failed. I have been booked in for a nerve block. I wanted to know what is the difference between a cephalic and splanchnic nerve block? Is there a difference? which is safer? I read in a journal that cephalic nerve block can lead to diarrhoea and there have been few reported deaths. It seems to be one of the risks involved?

Is this the case? Does the same risk exist with the splanchnic nerve block?


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