Clozapine fatality associated with constipation
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: