Aripiprazole-Induced Neutropenia: Case Report and Literature Review.J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2018 May 01; 56(5):21-24.JP
Aripiprazole is a third-generation atypical antipsychotic medication, which is widely used for various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Aripiprazole can cause side effects including headache, insomnia, agitation, nervousness, lightheadedness, dizziness, somnolence, akathisia, and weight gain. Neutropenia is a less frequent side effect of aripiprazole. The current article reviews a case of a 10-year-old African American boy who developed neutropenia with aripiprazole. It is important for clinicians to be aware of this rare side effect. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 56(5), 21-24.].