Very Low Dose Amitriptyline for Clozapine-Associated Sialorrhea

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2016) Very Low Dose Amitriptyline for Clozapine-Associated Sialorrhea. Current Drug Safety, 11 (3). pp. 262-263. ISSN 1574-8863

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Clozapine is an antipsychotic drug recommended for resistant schizophrenia, but its widespread use is limited by adverse effects. Sialorrhea is a common and troublesome adverse effect seen with clozapine which leads to poor compliance. Several treatment strategies are advocated, no single treatment is considered superior. Amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant, has been found to be useful for clozapine-associated sialorrhea at 87-100 mg per day. We report the effect of very low dose amitriptyline (10 mg per day) in a patient with clozapine-associated sialorrhea. There was rapid and complete resolution of sialorrhea after three days without any emergent adverse effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clozapine; Amitriptyline; Sialorrhea; Hypersalivation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 10:47

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