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Possible interaction between fluoxetine and pimozide causing sinus bradycardia.

Author(s): Ahmed I, Dagincourt PG, Miller LG, Shader RI

Affiliation(s): Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii.

Publication date & source: 1993-02, Can J Psychiatry., 38(1):62-3.

Publication type: Case Reports

Fluoxetine has been reported to have interactions with antipsychotics and other antidepressants with symptoms of toxicity of these drugs. We report a case of a possible interaction with pimozide which led to a potentially life threatening bradycardia. Careful monitoring should be done when these two drugs are prescribed at the same time, especially in the elderly and in patients with cardiac disease.

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