It is difficult for us to make definitive comment on the efficacy of various forms of medication, we can however offer some observations and experiences:
1. The side effects of weight gain and dribbling are apparent on a wide scale with many mental health patients. Our son is affected by both. We understand that Clozapine can affect the part of the brain that measures hunger and appetite. The patient then continues to overeat and consequently gain weight. I wonder if there is any evidence of medication affecting an individual’s metabolism? Dribbling is a particularly unfortunate side effect, causing embarrassment and loss of self-esteem. Medication is often prescribed as an antidote but, with relative poor outcomes.