Exacerbation of Idiopathic Priapism With Risperidone-Citalopram Combination

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Polypharmacy is an increasingly recognized risk factor for unintended medication side effects and adverse events. Recently, a case of priapism attributed to combined treatment with risperidone, olanzapine, and fluvoxamine was described. I report a case of worsening idiopathic priapism while a patient was treated with the antipsychotic risperidone and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(3):249-250 [letter]