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A 55-year-old female asked:

If a patient is toxic on clozaril (clozapine) therapy can he get edema?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Edema is not listed as a side effect from clozaril (clozapine).
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Dr. Eric Pease
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.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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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