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What are the symptoms of a high white blood cell count resulting from clozaril (clozapine)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agranulocytosis.: The potential problem with use of Clozaril (medication for Schizophrenia) is a severe drop in white blood cells or Agranulocytosis. Sx's of agranulocytosis can include fever, chills, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, blood pressure drop (with weakness or feeling lightheaded), muscle weakness, fatigue, ulcers in mouth/ throat & bleeding gums.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends on reason: High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection. Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom.
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