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Clozapine (clozaril) for good for bipolar?
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, however
Clozaril/clozapine is an effective antipsychotic medication with many cautions requiring regular blood tests.
It can be effective for severe or difficult to treat bipolar disorder. Given the potential side effects and requirement of blood tests, many doctors try other, safer medications or combinations first.

In brief: Yes, however
Clozaril/clozapine is an effective antipsychotic medication with many cautions requiring regular blood tests.
It can be effective for severe or difficult to treat bipolar disorder. Given the potential side effects and requirement of blood tests, many doctors try other, safer medications or combinations first.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: Possibly
Clozapine is a medication used to treat treatment resistant psychotic symptoms.
People who have bipolar disorder may also experience psychotic symptoms. If these psychotic symptoms are so refractory - meaning they don't respond to treatment with first line psychotropics then clozapine may be considered. First line medications for bipolar disorder include: mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.

In brief: Possibly
Clozapine is a medication used to treat treatment resistant psychotic symptoms.
People who have bipolar disorder may also experience psychotic symptoms. If these psychotic symptoms are so refractory - meaning they don't respond to treatment with first line psychotropics then clozapine may be considered. First line medications for bipolar disorder include: mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.
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