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Session Time and Location

Date: Tuesday, 04/26/2022

Time: 1:45 PM (view in the schedule)

Room: TBD

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

As psychiatric pharmacists we are likely to encounter and be responsible for the safety of many patients on clozapine. Currently there is an underutilization of clozapine in some cases due to the unease providers have with the medication, despite its documented superiority. Competent providers should be able to identify and manage more common and severe side effects associated with clozapine use. Additionally, as the medication expert the pharmacist must be able to recognize the unpredictable and rare side effects of clozapine.

This program will provide an overview of the well-documented side effects limiting clozapine use but will focus on the less common side effects: interstitial nephritis, heat stroke, hepatic failure, and withdrawal catatonia.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Jonathan Leung, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify symptoms of and risk factors for adverse effects of clozapine.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology behind adverse effects of clozapine.
  3. Discuss a treatment plan to manage clozapine adverse effects.
  4. Recall the role of rechallenging with clozapine following rare adverse effects (using current literature).

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.