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Activity Dates: 04/26/2022 - 04/26/2025

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

As psychiatric pharmacists we are likely to encounter and be responsible for the safety of many patients on clozapine. Currently there is an underutilization of clozapine in some cases due to the unease providers have with the medication, despite its documented superiority. Competent providers should be able to identify and manage more common and severe side effects associated with clozapine use. Additionally, as the medication expert the pharmacist must be able to recognize the unpredictable and rare side effects of clozapine.

This program will provide an overview of the well-documented side effects limiting clozapine use but will focus on the less common side effects: interstitial nephritis, liver injury, and withdrawal phenomenon.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.
Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Jonathan Leung, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify symptoms of and risk factors for adverse effects of clozapine.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology behind adverse effects of clozapine.
  3. Discuss a treatment plan to manage clozapine adverse effects.
  4. Recall the role of rechallenging with clozapine following rare adverse effects (using current literature).

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/26/2022 - 04/26/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-047-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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