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Clozapine-induced diabetic ketoacidosis: A case report

Publisher : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy

Department : Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy Practice

Year : 2018

Abstract :

The objective of this study was to report a case of a person with psychiatric illness treated with clozapine presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). A clinical monitoring was done on a 38-year-old Indian man affected by schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type presented with DKA after 3 months of clozapine therapy (250 mg/day). After treatment of DKA and discontinuation of clozapine, the patient improved symptomatically, his blood sugar levels normalized and insulin requirements also decreased. This report thus highlights that clinicians should be vigilant about the potential risk of new-onset diabetes and DKA in patients taking clozapine and utilize appropriate clinical and laboratory monitoring early in the course of treatment to prevent serious adverse effects. © 2018 The Authors.

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