Clozapine fatality associated with constipation

 In Mental Health, Pharmacy Information

There has been a report in the national media of a fatality caused by clozapine-induced severe constipation, which occurred to an inpatient at a hospital in the UK.

All patients prescribed clozapine should be monitored for side effects. Constipation is a common side effect of clozapine and patients must be monitored to ensure that they do not have bowel problems.

Ashtons has produced a Clozapine Information Pack for clinical staff which is available from:

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