Clozapine-induced supraventricular tachycardia and its treatment with Verapamil

Jagadeesh Settem, Satyakant Trivedi, Avinash Kamath, Rishikesh Behere, Haridas Kanaradi, Sripathy Bhat

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Clozapine is known to be an effective antipsychotic for schizophrenia. Cardiovascular complications associated with initiation of clozapine include tachycardia, postural hypotension, and myocarditis. Factors associated with development of cardiovascular adverse events are not clearly known, and dose titration has been described to be one among the associated risk factors. We report a case of a 45-year-old man with treatment resistant schizophrenia who developed supraventricular tachycardia during initiation of clozapine and discuss the role of verapamil in its successful management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-359
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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