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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-137

Deep vein thrombosis associated with long-term use of risperidone

Department of Psychiatry, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhu Nijhawan
2Ka17, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.193436

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There are increasing number of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) cases that are associated with the use of atypical antipsychotics. We are presenting a case report of a female patient who suffered from DVT. She was a known case of schizophrenia and was on risperidone 4 mg for the last 5 years. She had good physical health before that and there were no known risk factors for DVT. The family history of DVT was also found to be negative. She was managed by intravenous heparin followed by oral warfarin and amisulpride 100 mg/day. Atypical antipsychotics can induce DVT, and psychiatrist should be careful about it.

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