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Our clozapine clinics offer a holistic approach to meet the treatment needs of service users, who are prescribed clozapine, the antipsychotic drug. The overall aim is to promote safety, physical wellbeing and good health and concordance while reducing the risks associated with the possible adverse reaction to this medication.
At the clozapine clinic, we do mandatory weekly, fortnightly or monthly blood monitoring. We also check your physical health every month, assessing your weight, waist perimeter and ask you for all possible side effects that clozapine may produce. If necessary, we can also check how much clozapine is getting to your blood, which will allows us to treat you with the minimum dose necessary to avoid side effects
We also make sure you have been seen by your GP regularly - at least once a year you should be getting a full physical.
If you are taking clozapine, you are probably already seen at the clozapine clinic, either in Lincoln, Grantham, Louth or Boston.
If you would like the clozapine clinic to manage your care please contact your consultant psychiatrist or community psychiatric nurse who can refer you on to our service.
Pilgrim Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
Tel: 01205 446506
Tel: 01476 584004
Peter Hodgkinson Centre
Monday and Wednesday 9am-4pm Tel: 01522 573525
Tel: 01507 608959