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Indian J Psychiatry. 2003 Jan-Mar; 45(1): 62–63.
PMCID: PMC2951547

Association of Diabetes Mellitus and Clozapine : A Case Report

Abstract

A case of Paranoid Schizophrania who developed Type 2 diabetes mellitus while on treatment with clozapine, is described. A brief review of literature is provided. In this case, Clozapine therapy could have caused the diabetes, or accelerated a pre-existing process.This report aims to highlight the importance of monitoring for hyperglycemia, an adverse effect of clozapine, which is being increasingly recognized in recent times.

Keywords: Clozapine, diabetes mellitus, schizophrenia

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