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Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with atypical antipsychotic drug, clozapine treatment: Report of a case and review of literature

Lalitha V. Pillai, S. M. K. Husainy, K. Ramchandani

Keywords : Atypical antipsychotics, clozapine, diabetic ketoacidosis lactic acidosis, respiridone

Citation Information : Pillai LV, Husainy SM, Ramchandani K. Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with atypical antipsychotic drug, clozapine treatment: Report of a case and review of literature. Indian J Crit Care Med 2006; 10 (3):193-196.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.27863

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; The Author(s).


Atypical antipsychotic drugs are associated with metabolic disturbances like weight gain, type 2 diabetes hyperglycaemia and dyslipedemia, which can result in serious health risk in patients. Diabetic ketoacidosis resulting in serious metabolic acidosis, occurring in a schizophrenic patient on treatment with clozapine is being reported to draw attention this association. Frequent monitoring of the blood sugar and lipids is advised before and during therapy with atypical antipsychotic drugs.

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