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    Can Clozapine be prescribed when neutrophil count is high?

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Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I was notified by a pharmacy yesterday that they would not dispense my client his clozaril because he had ELEVATED neutrophils. I thought we should be concerned if the neutrophils were DECREASED. Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 55 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

You are right about this. Pharmacies should not deny filling a clozapine prescription because of a high neutrophils -- only if there are LOW neutrophils. The pharmacy is incorrect here. You may want to have your prescribing doctor call them to authorize them to fill it.

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