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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 478-480

Antipsychotic pitfalls: Risperidone-induced idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India

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Arumugam Balraj
Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2714_22

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare but potentially severe condition causing visual loss. Use of many drugs has been associated with the occurrence of IIH. We report the case of a 47-year-old female treated with risperidone for schizophrenia who presented with features of IIH. Withdrawing the offending drug, in addition to acetazolamide, drastically improved her symptoms within a month. We report this rare case to emphasize that a commonly used atypical antipsychotic medication (risperidone) can rarely cause IIH.

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