Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2017 May;15(2):184-186. 10.9758/cpn.2017.15.2.184.

Bilateral Pretibial Edema Associated with Paliperidone Palmitate Long-acting Injectable: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Çumra State Hospital, University of Necmettin Erbakan, Konya, Turkey. erdinccicek@yahoo.com.tr
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Research and Training Hospital, University of Necmettin Erbakan, Konya, Turkey.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Meram Faculty of Medicine, University of Necmettin Erbakan, Konya, Turkey.

Abstract

Peripheral edema is observed as an adverse effect of the usage of antipsychotics in the literature. This case report describes a 36-year-old female patient with the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia who presented with pretibial edema following initiation of long-acting injectable paliperidone palmitate. Pretibial edema developed within the second week of treatment and completely disappeared after its discontinuation.

Keyword

Edema; Long-acting injectable; Paliperidone palmitate
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