A 55-year-old female asked:
If a patient is toxic on clozaril (clozapine) therapy can he get edema?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Psychiatry
Seek further care!: Cardiotoxicity is a rare but serious side effect from clozapine. If this is a problem, one could experience increased edema, particularly in the lower extremities. I would seek professional advice from a trained clozapine provider. Checking a clozapine level could be helpful here. Would also be good to look for other causes of edema or other underlying medical comorbidities.
285 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Clozaril: Agree with both Dr. Majeroni & Dr. Pease, While edema is not listed as a side effect of Clozaril it could occur indirectly. It is essential that blood work be done at least monthly if taking Clozaril. Clozapine is an antipsychotic medication used as a treatment for refractory Schizophrenia & for Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder that can have serious side effects.
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Last updated Jan 10, 2021
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