Factors predicting use of laxatives in outpatients stabilized on clozapine.

@article{Bailey2015FactorsPU,
  title={Factors predicting use of laxatives in outpatients stabilized on clozapine.},
  author={Loren Bailey and Seema Varma and Nina Ahmad and Siobhan H Gee and David McD Taylor},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={256-62}
}
Constipation is a common and sometimes fatal side effect of clozapine treatment. In this study, we aimed to identify factors associated with clozapine-induced constipation. Data on 202 outpatients stabilized on clozapine treatment were collected. Of these, 71 patients (35%) had a current prescription for laxatives (a proxy for the presence of constipation… CONTINUE READING