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Letter to the Editor

Clozapine-Induced Pericarditis, Pericardial Tamponade, Polyserositis, and Rash

Moeen A. Bhatti, MD; Janet Zander, MD; and Elizabeth Reeve, MD

Published: November 15, 2005

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Sir: Clozapine is an antipsychotic medication introduced tothe United States in 1989. It is a tricyclic dibenzodiazepine derivativechemically related to the traditional antipsychoticmedication loxapine.1 Side effects pose a significant problemduring clozapine therapy.’ ‹

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Volume: 66

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