TITLE

Teratogenicity with Olanzapine

AUTHOR(S)
Prakash, Sathya; Kumar Chadda, Rakesh
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Jan-Mar2014, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Olanzapine, a 2nd generation antipsychotic, is in use in the clinical practice for nearly a decade and a half now. It is classified as a category C drug with very few reports of its toxic effects on the fetus. In general, the risk benefit analysis warrants its use in pregnancy. We report a case of microcephaly and anopthalmos associated with the use of olanzapine in pregnancy. Although a causal role cannot be unequivocally proven, it calls for larger studies to explore this issue.
ACCESSION #
94741891

 

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