Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2019 Nov;17(4):556-558. 10.9758/cpn.2019.17.4.556.

Hypertension Induced by Aripiprazole Use in an Autistic Child Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey. aylin.uzun@cbu.edu.tr

Abstract

Atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents are widely used for aggression, emotional variability and psychosis treatment. Aripiprazole is also an atypical antipsychotic that increasingly used in children and adolescents with schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder. In this case report, a medically healthy patient with autism associated with behavioral problems is presented with the development of hypertension after the onset of aripiprazole and the return of blood pressure to normal levels after withdrawal of the drug. The purpose
of this case study is to discuss and report the emergence of aripiprazole-induced hypertension as a side effect of drugs in children and adolescents.

Keyword

Child; Hypertension; Autistic disorder; Aripiprazole
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