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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