TITLE

Chlorpromazine Therapy and Functional Large Bowel Obstruction

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, J. Terrance; Nusbaum, Moreye
PUB. DATE
December 1973
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1973, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p635
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A case report of colonic atony, presenting as mechanical intestinal obstruction, is documented where exploratory laparotomy ruled out any organic cause of obstruction. The use of chlorpromazine in high doses, which is known to produce gastrointestinal ileus, suggests that such therapy may have been a causative factor in the production of the clinical picture. In view of this possible side-effect, it is suggested that patients on chlorpromazine therapy he closely watched for signs of gastrointestinal dysfunction and that the drug be promptly discontinued if such signs are noted.
ACCESSION #
16252168

 

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