Goodfellow Gems #60

Goodfellow Gems #60

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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Clozapine. Malignant constipation can kill

Clozapine is used for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Agranulocytosis and neutropenia are the usual concerns but there are more deaths from ileu
References

1. Clozapine ¬ Close Monitoring Required. Medsafe (2015) http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/PUArticles/June2015/June2015Clozapine.htm

2. Safer prescribing of high-risk medicines: Clozapine BPAC (2014) http://www.bpac.org.nz/BPJ/2014/July/safer-prescribing.aspx