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Letter to the Editor

A Case of Risperidone-Induced Priapism

Pankaj Relan, MD; Nitin Gupta, MD; and Surendra K. Mattoo, MD

Published: April 15, 2003

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: Priapism is a rare but serious adverse effect of psychotropic drugs that is attributed to the blockade of α-adrenergic receptors in the corpora cavernosa. Among psychotropics, antipsychotics, most often typical antipsychotics, are common causative agents. We report a case of priapism associated with risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic.

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