What is an Adequate Trial with Clozapine?

@article{Schulte2003WhatIA,
  title={What is an Adequate Trial with Clozapine?},
  author={Peter F J Schulte},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacokinetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={42},
  pages={607-618}
}
  • P. Schulte
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Clozapine is the gold standard and ‘last resort’ in treatment of refractory schizophrenia. It is important to know whether a trial with Clozapine is adequate or not. Six studies show a significantly higher response rate at Clozapine plasma trough levels above a therapeutic threshold of 350–400 µg/L. The absolute risk reduction is about 40%. An additional study found best results with plasma levels between 300 and 700 µg/L, and one (probably too small) study could not detect a significantly… 

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