High dosage of aripiprazole-induced dysphagia.Int J Eat Disord. 2012 Mar; 45(2):305-6.IJ
Dysphagia as a main manifestation of extrapyramidal symptoms is an uncommon adverse effect of second-generation antipsychotics.
We present a 54-year-old drug-naïve patient with schizophrenia, who developed dysphagia with aripiprazole 30 mg daily treatment.
This is the first case report on aripiprazole-induced dysphagia. We discuss the risk factors that led to dysphagia in this case.
Aripiprazole-induced dysphagia is rare, and it is important to be aware that it does occur with high-dosage treatment.