Clozapine prescribers reminded of intestinal obstruction risk

Clozapine can impair intestinal peristalsis, leading in very rare cases to potentially fatal intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction, and paralytic ileus.

by Chloe Harman
If constipation occurs during treatment with clozapine, it is vital that it is recognised and actively treated. | BSIP, GONDELON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
If constipation occurs during treatment with clozapine, it is vital that it is recognised and actively treated. | BSIP, GONDELON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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