Clozapine-Risperidone

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Clozapine
Type Antipsychotic
Group Atypical AP
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Medscape Clozapine
PubChem 2818
PubMed Clozapine
Kompas (Dutch) Clozapine
Wikipedia Clozapine
Risperidone
Type antipsychotic
Group atypical AP
Other use moodstabilizer
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ATC-code N05AX08
Medscape Risperidone
PubChem 5073
PubMed Risperidone
Drugs.com risperidone
Kompas (Dutch) Risperidone
Wikipedia Risperidone

Switch medication from Clozapine to Risperidone.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop Clozapine
  • Day 1: Decrease daily dose with 25 mg every 2 days
Eenrichtingbord.png Start Risperidone
  • Week 1: approx. 25% of target dose
  • Week 2: approx. 50% of target dose
  • Week 3: approx. 75% of target dose
  • Week 4: target dose
Infobord.png More information
  • Clozapine is generally considered to be more effective than other antipsychotic drugs. Clozapine is often used in treatment-resistant schizophrenia (poor treatment response to 2 or more antipsychotic drugs). So a switch from clozapine to another antipsychotic drug could cause problems regarding effectiveness.[4] [5] [6]
  • During this switch you could monitor ECG, especially in patients prone to QT-conduction problems.
  • There is a possibility of QT interval prolongation.[7]
    StartStandDownClozapine.jpg
Nietinrijdenbord.png — Clozapine
Eenrichtingbord.png — Risperidone


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