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Review and Management of Clozapine Side Effects

J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61(suppl 8):14-17

Clozapine has demonstrated superior efficacy in relieving positive and negative symptoms in treatment-resistant schizophrenic patients; unlike other antipsychotics, it causes minimal extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) and has little effect on serum prolactin. Despite these benefits, the use of clozapine has been limited because of infrequent but serious side effects, the most notable being agranulocytosis. In recent years, however, mandatory blood monitoring has significantly reduced both the incidence of agranulocytosis and its associated mortality. The occurrence of seizures appears to be dose-related and can generally be managed by reduction in clozapine dosage. Less serious and more common side effects of clozapine including sedation, hypersalivation, tachycardia, hypotension, hypertension, weight gain, constipation, urinary incontinence, and fever can often be managed medically and are generally tolerated by the patient. Appropriate management of clozapine side effects facilitates a maximization of the benefits of clozapine treatment, and physicians and patients alike should be aware that there is a range of benefits to clozapine use that is wider than its risks.