Agranulocytosis and granulocytopenia associated with quetiapine
Abstract:Objective: Quetiapine is a recently introduced atypical antipsychotic. Although adverse effects are mainly mild, more serious infrequent adverse effects including leucopenia are mentioned.
Method: We describe three case-reports concerning haematological adverse effects of quetiapine.
Results: Quetiapine was associated with leucopenia in two patients and clinically apparent agranulocytosis in one patient.
Conclusion: Although a definite association has not been proven, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of agranulocytosis while using quetiapine. Further post-marketing surveys are required.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2001