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Faculty

Jonathan Meyer, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Accredited by

American Psychiatric Association

Course Description

Learning Objectives

- Explain that elderly patients with treatment schizophrenia can be safely started on clozapine.
- Treat those with higher risk for adverse events (older patients and those with medical comorbidities) with clozapine employing the following common principles: adjustment of titrations; minimizing kinetic drug interactions; and minimizing pharmacodynamic drug interactions, especially those related to risk for sedation, orthostasis and constipation.
- Use clozapine safely in those with cardiometabolic and seizure disorders.
Identify when to rechallenge and the risks involved.
- Develop methods for communicating and managing unique clozapine related treatment issues to increase acceptance, and as patients transition across settings.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-Jun-01
Expiration Date:2023-Jun-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:Free

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