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Acute akathisia with quetiapine: A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21189919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic which has been shown to have greater relative affinity for 5-HT(2A) receptors than for D(2) receptors, due to which it is thought to lead to lower incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS). However, over the years literature in the form of case reports have accumulated which shows that quetiapine can lead to akathisia, especially in subjects prone to develop EPS. In this study, we report the case of a 22-year-old female who developed akathisia with quetiapine 150 mg/day, which subsided with reduction in dose. We have also reviewed the existing literature with respect to akathisia with quetiapine.
Ruchita Shah; Sandeep Grover; Uma Maheshwari; Natasha Kate; Nidhi Malhotra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pharmacology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1998-3751     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-30     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902477     Medline TA:  Indian J Pharmacol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India.
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