3 case reports of edema associated with quetiapine


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Abstract

BACKGROUNDEdema associated with quetiapine has been described in only one case report to date and represents a potentially serious adverse reaction.METHODSWe present a case series of 3 patients who developed bilateral leg edema following initiation of quetiapine.RESULTSOne of these patients had a recurrence of edema with subsequent rechallenge. Another patient developed quetiapine-induced edema following a prior episode of olanzapine-induced edema. All 3 cases present a compelling temporal relationship between the drug challenge and the adverse event.CONCLUSIONPrompt recognition and intervention with discontinuation of the offending agent is important for this potentially serious, seemingly idiosyncratic vascular complication.

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