Nonfatal Suicidal Overdose of Olanzapine in an Adolescent

Lokesh Kumar Singh, Samir Kumar Praharaj, Manoj Sahu

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The atypical antipsychotic olanzapine is increasingly being used for various psychiatric conditions. There are few reports of olanzapine overdose in adolescent population. We report a case of 16-year-old adolescent who ingested 750 mg olanzapine, the highest reported nonlethal dose of olanzapine in adolescents. He presented with tachycardia, hypotension, generalized myoclonus, hyperpyrexia, muscular rigidity, leukocytosis and elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels. He recovered from the toxicity with minimal intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-329
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Drug Safety
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology


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