Risperidone induced hypertension in a young female: A case report

Sereen Rose Thomson, Dipanjan Bhattacharjee, Bharti Chogtu Magazine, Shripathy M. Bhat

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Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic. Hypertension is seen with clozapine, olanzapine and ziprasidone whereas it is rare with risperidone. Acute hypertension is dose related, occurring during early stages of risperidone therapy. Adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring is warranted. On admission the patient had a blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg. On 10th day of risperidone treatment blood pressure increased to 150/90 mmHg and remained high for 1 month even after stopping the drug and thereafter returned back to normal. Increased blood pressure was accompanied by tachycardia. Risperidone has a potential to cause hypertension in early phase of treatment. Therefore, regular monitoring of cardiovascular parameters is necessary in patients on risperidone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1980-1982
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)


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