Mehmet Hamdi Örüm1, Yaşar Kapıcı2

1Department of Psychiatry, Kahta State Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatry, Adıyaman University, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman, Turkey

Keywords: Antidepressant, dystonia, side effect, venlafaxine


Venlafaxine is an antidepressant which can cause side effects such as dry mouth, decreased libido, nausea, constipation, dizziness, headache, and diaphoresis. Dystonia is another rare side effect of venlafaxine which may cause serious complications. In this case report, we present the treatment process of a female patient who developed acute dystonia due to venlafaxine use. This unusual side effect may lead to noncompliance to treatment. Dystonia should be investigated in patients using venlafaxine.

Cite this article as: Örüm MH, Kapıcı Y. Venlafaxine-induced acute dystonia. FNG & Demiroğlu Bilim Tıp Dergisi 2019;5(3):146-148.

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