This free pharmacist toolkit includes important clozapine-related drug information such as considerations when starting clozapine, baseline screening parameters, ongoing monitoring, drug interactions, potential adverse reactions with prevention and management strategies, and an introduction to clozapine-augmentation strategies
Clozapine is the medication of choice for those with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine is also FDA approved for the reduction in suicidal behavior in schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and effective for treatment-resistant mood disorders. Despite the clinical benefits of clozapine, hesitancy to prescribe the medication is not uncommon based on perceived dangers and rigorous monitoring parameters. One method to overcome barriers of clozapine use includes ensuring adequate education about the medication.